Recent bomb attacks in South-east Asia

Experts investigating the Erawan shrine after the deadly blast in central Bangkok, Thailand, on Aug 18, 2015.
Experts investigating the Erawan shrine after the deadly blast in central Bangkok, Thailand, on Aug 18, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS

Gunfire and explosions rocked the Indonesian capital on Thursday (Jan 14) in what the country's president Joko Widodo dubbed "acts of terror".

A look at some major attacks in South-east Asia in recent years:

August 2015

A bomb blast at Bangkok's Erawan Shrine kills 20 people including a Singaporean. The attack at the major landmark also injured more than 120 people.

July 2009

Deadly suicide attacks at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels in Jakarta kill nine people, including two suicide bombers. Most of the victims were foreign nationals.

October 2005

Bomb explosions at three crowded restaurants in Bali kill 22 and wound more than 100.

February 2005

Almost simultaneous bombings on Valentine's Day in Manila's Makati financial district and two southern cities kill eight and wound more than 100. Abu Sayyaf militants were responsible for the attacks.

September 2004

A suicide bomber detonates explosives packed into a delivery van outside the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, killing 11 and wounding 200. Six alleged JI members were convicted for the attack.

February 2004

More than 100 people are killed in the Philippines when a bomb planted by Abu Sayyaf rebels sinks a ferry near Manila Bay in the worst terrorist attack in the country.