At least two people have been killed in a series of bomb blasts in the Thai capital, Bangkok. Dozens of others – including foreigners – were wounded in the eight explosions that occurred in various locations around the city. The first six went off within the space of an hour. There were two more detonations several hours later.
The attacks have shocked the nation and authorities in Bangkok have cancelled planned New Year’s celebrations as a result. There has been no claim of responsibility so far. But police have said they do not believe it is the work of militants in the Muslim-majority far south who have been blamed for similar bombings elsewhere in the past.