Thai blasts in recent years

Thai members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and other officials inspect the scene where a bomb exploded at a Police box station in the Patong beach area, in Phuket province, southern Thailand, on Aug 12. PHOTO: EPA
Thai members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and other officials inspect the scene where a bomb exploded at a Police box station in the Patong beach area, in Phuket province, southern Thailand, on Aug 12. PHOTO: EPA PHOTO: EPA

2010

July: A suspected bomb rips through a bus stop in central Bangkok, injuring at least nine people and reigniting tensions two months after the end of opposition protests.

October: A blast at a Bangkok apartment complex kills four. The government blames it on the anti- government "red shirt" movement, which denies any involvement.

2011

December: A makeshift explosive device is found and defused near the government lottery office in Bangkok, with the authorities saying the perpetrators wanted to "challenge the government".

2012

February: A string of botched blasts across Bangkok injures several people in an alleged plot by Iranian suspects to kill Israeli diplomats. Two Iranian men are subsequently sentenced to between 15 years in jail and life imprisonment over the failed plot.

2013

May: A homemade bomb hidden near rubbish bins in a busy suburban Bangkok shopping area explodes, injuring seven people.

2014

January: Twin blasts by unknown attackers at an anti-government protest in central Bangkok leave 28 injured.

February: A woman and a child are killed in a grenade attack during an anti-government rally in a popular tourist shopping area in Bangkok. In the same month, a grenade explosion in a bustling Bangkok shopping district kills three people, including two children.

March: A string of grenade blasts rocks Chiang Mai, popular with foreign tourists, leaving four people wounded. Police say the attacks could be linked to the kingdom's deadly political crisis.

2015

February: Two small bombs go off near a popular shopping mall in Bangkok, injuring one man.

April: A car bomb packed inside a pickup truck on the resort island of Samui injures seven.

August: An explosion rips through Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, killing 20 people, mainly ethnic Chinese tourists, in the deadliest such attack in Thailand in recent years.

2016

February: A car bomb detonates outside a police station in southern Thailand, injuring at least seven people. August: A string of bomb attacks hits Hua Hin and other popular tourist towns across Thailand, leaving four dead and many wounded.

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