Thailand bombings - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Thailand bombings


First tourist town blast suspect arrested in Thailand

Sep 04, 2016 - 12:09 AM

The man identified by police as 36 year old Abdul Kadae Salae is accused of setting fire to a supermarket in Trang province

Thai police find unexploded devices in search for bombers

Aug 14, 2016 - 5:39 PM

UPDATED The unexploded devices are defused in the upscale beach town of Hua Hin the popular island of Phuket and in Phang Nga province

Thai authorities hunt tourist town bombers

Aug 13, 2016 - 12:30 PM

UPDATED No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks but police have ruled out international terrorism saying the campaign is an act of local sabotage

DEADLY BLAST. Thai forensic police officers and member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal inspect a scene, where a bomb exploded on late August 11, at a popular tourist area in Hua Hin, Thailand, August 12, 2016. File photo by Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

4 dead as string of blasts hit Thai tourist resorts

Aug 12, 2016 - 11:00 AM

5th UPDATE This is not a terrorist attack It is just local sabotage that is restricted to limited areas and provinces national police deputy spokesman Piyapan Pingmuang says in Bangkok

BLAST SITE. A Thai forensic police officer wearing a protective suit arrives to inspect a blast scene next to a portrait of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit after bombs exploded at the clock tower in the center of Hua Hin city, Thailand, August 12, 2016. Photo by Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Thai police say detained man is Bangkok 'bomber' seen on CCTV

Sep 26, 2015 - 12:20 PM

National police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri says further probing revealed the first arrested suspect a man police identified as Adem Karadag and whose nationality remains unconfirmed is the bomber

Foreign suspect in the August 17 Erawan shrine bombing identified by the ruling junta as Adem Karadag (C) is escorted by policemen as he takes part in a reenactment at the shrine in Bangkok on September 26, 2015. Photo by CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP

Bomb suspect bribed his way into Thailand – police

Sep 10, 2015 - 3:21 PM

Thailand is a notorious sanctuary for on the run foreigners and visa over stayers with officials often willing to take a bribe to turn a blind eye to illegality

THAILAND BOMBING. A woman worships to a statue of Lord Brahma, the Hindu God of Creation, at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, September 9, 2015. Photo by Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Bangkok suspect handed device to shrine bomber – police

Sep 09, 2015 - 1:14 PM

Speculation has hardened on links to China s Turkic speaking Uighur minority many of whom complain of religious and cultural discrimination

AFP photo/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul

Police seek new suspects in Bangkok blast

Aug 31, 2015 - 2:52 PM

The new lead comes after police say they made a breakthrough in their case detaining an unnamed foreign man

UNDER REPAIR. A Thai police officer on duty as a tourist with luggage walks past the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, August 30, 2015. Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Thai police charge foreign man over Bangkok bombing

Aug 29, 2015 - 8:04 PM

2nd UPDATE A senior military official has said he believed the suspect was a Turkish national but Thai police have not yet confirmed his nationality

Thai police arrest foreign man 'likely involved' with Bangkok bombing

Aug 29, 2015 - 6:33 PM

It is the first arrest in connection with the bombing at the Erawan shrine in the capital s bustling downtown district last Monday August 17

Thai police chief hails bomber hunt 'progress', but still no arrests

Aug 21, 2015 - 1:05 PM

UPDATED Thailand national police chief Somyot Poompanmoung says the bomb was an attempt to stoke fear and uncertainty in the capital

TRIBUTE. Thai children pay tribute in front the makeshift plaque with the names of all the victims near Erawan Shrine, in central Bangkok, Thailand, August 21, 2015. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Junta chief slams rumors govt behind Thai blasts

Feb 03, 2015 - 7:06 PM

Prime Minister Prayut Chan O Cha: Some have countered that this was work of the government in order to maintain martial law They are brains damaged

Thai bomb squad experts and forensic police inspect the site of two bomb blasts near the entrance to a luxury shopping mall in central Bangkok, Thailand, 02 February 2015. Photo by Narong Sangnak/EPA

Car bombs kill 13 in southern Thailand

Apr 01, 2012 - 11:24 AM

A series of car bombs killed 13 people and injured more than 500 in the deadliest attacks to hit the insurgency torn far south of Thailand in recent years