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Bomb Explodes in Downtown Bangkok

At least 12 people were killed and 87 were wounded in an explosion Monday near a Hindu shrine in central Bangkok, marking the worst bombing in the Thai capital in more than a decade.
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Emergency personnel at the scene of an explosion in Bangkok, Thailand, Aug. 17, 2015.
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Emergency personnel at the scene of an explosion in Bangkok, Thailand, Aug. 17, 2015.

Motorcycle wreckage is seen as security forces and emergency workers gather at the scene of a blast in central Bangkok, Aug. 17, 2015.
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Motorcycle wreckage is seen as security forces and emergency workers gather at the scene of a blast in central Bangkok, Aug. 17, 2015.

Authorities close off an intersection after an explosion in Bangkok, Aug. 17, 2015.
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Authorities close off an intersection after an explosion in Bangkok, Aug. 17, 2015.

A motorcycle carrying a bomb exploded just outside a Hindu shrine in the center of the Thai capital, killing at least 12 people, police reported, Bangkok, Aug. 17, 2015.
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A motorcycle carrying a bomb exploded just outside a Hindu shrine in the center of the Thai capital, killing at least 12 people, police reported, Bangkok, Aug. 17, 2015.

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