Bombs in Bangkok

A series of explosions have been going off in Bangkok today. Our Metroblogging sister site Metroblogging Bangkok reports “bombs have already gone off at Klong Toey, Vicotry Monument อนุสาวรีย์ฯ , Sapan Kwai, Payatai , and are being placed in trashcans all over Bangkok. It is 19:30 New Years Eve, so they’re a lot of people running around town.” [mbb]

The BBC is reporting that two have been killed by the explosions already [bbc]. A pretty shitty way to end 2006. Hopefully Metroblogging Bangkok will have updates througout the day.

1 Comment so far

  1. Jonathon Narvey (unregistered) on December 31st, 2006 @ 8:34 pm

    Interesting that the military coup leadership is already blaming the opposition (formerly the elected government) instead of southern-based Islamic insurgents that have already carried out bombings and terror attacks in the past. That would provide new legitimacy to the army to hold on to power a little longer. The Thai police aren’t buying it, though.

    This could be a new version of the Madrid train bombings, where the elected government blamed the Basque separatists instead of Al Queda. We all know how that turned out.



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