Thai soldiers and police officers inspect the scene of a bomb blast outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL
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A bomb planted at one of the Thai capital's most renowned shrines Monday killed 16 people, including three foreign tourists, and wounded scores in an attack the government called a bid to destroy the economy.There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast at the Erawan shrine at a major city-center intersection. Thai forces are fighting a low-level Muslim insurgency in the predominantly Buddhist country's south, but those rebels have rarely launched attacks outside their heartland.Authorities stepped up security checks at some major city intersections and in tourist areas.Two pipe bombs exploded outside a luxury shopping mall in the same area in February, but caused little damage.
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