Three small blasts hit Bangkok as city hosts major security meeting

2 August 2019
2019-08-02 14:56

Three small explosions, one possibly a homemade bomb, injured three people in Bangkok on Friday. The first explosions were heard just before 9 a.m. at two sites near central Bangkok. A third blast was heard shortly afterwards at a government complex hosting several ministries on the northern side of the city.

Police said two street cleaners had been hurt by what appeared to be a homemade bomb in the Suan Luang district. Eyewitnesses said a security guard had also been hurt close to the 77-storey King Power Mahanakhon building. The area was partly cordoned off as police searched the area. Bangkok is currently hosting a regional security meeting of foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and their counterparts from world powers including the United States, China and Russia.

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