Tamil Diplomat

Bangkok bomb was worst ever attack on Thailand, says PM

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has said the bombing of a shrine in the capital, Bangkok, on Monday was the “worst ever attack” on the country. The attack killed at least 21 people, including foreigners, and scores were injured.

Mr Prayuth said the perpetrators had not been identified, but that police were investigating one suspect seen on security footage at the shrine. The bomb targeted the Erawan Hindu shrine, a major tourist attraction. It was detonated at about 19:00 local time (12:00 GMT) on Monday when the shrine, and the busy Ratchaprasong junction where it is located, were crowded (BBC News, 2015).