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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. The explosion around 7:00 p.m. local time hit near the commercial Ratchaprasong intersection, which draws in tourists and shoppers with its five-star hotels and upscale stores. "We have seen six bodies under sheets (near) the Erawan shrine," VOA correspondent Steve Herman said from the...

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