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Thailand Explosions Alert

Updated on 5 August 2019

The Situation:

On Friday, 2 August 2019, seven bombs were found in Bangkok and Nonthaburi exploding

in five locations (four in Bangkok and one in Nonthaburi), injuring four people (all in

Bangkok). Bomb experts claim the types of bombs used were designed to cause panic

rather than inflict casualties. The timing of the bombs during the high-profile ASEAN

meeting strongly suggests that the motivation was to embarrass the government and take

advantage of the international media presence in the area.

No further bombs have been discovered since Saturday in connection to the original series

of explosions. Two men have been arrested and eight more are being sought. Several

erroneous reports have already linked the situation to southern insurgents, and while

highly possible, the explosions remain under investigation.

Possible Effects:

  • Increased security measures and check points

  • Heightened presence of security personnel

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Monitor local news and media for updates

  • Remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings

  • Avoid disturbing boxes or packages on the street

  • Alert authorities to suspicious activity

  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy or enroll in your preferred alert system

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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