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20 people were killed and more than 120 wounded in an Islamist attack.
The blast at a central Bangkok shrine popular with visitors from China and elsewhere in Asia raised fears of a spillover of violence from China’s western Xinjiang region, where some members of the Uighur Muslim minority oppose Beijing’s rule.

Two ethnic Muslim Uighur men from China were accused of carrying out the bomb attack and are on trial in Thailand. They have denied all charges.

But many analysts and diplomats said it was likely an act of revenge for Thailand’s deportation to China of the more than 100 Uighurs in July that year.

In related news, Malaysia arrests Uighur escapee from Thailand.




Yahoo News:

Police in Thailand on Wednesday arrested a woman wanted in connection with a 2015 bombing in Bangkok that killed 20 people, 14 of them foreign tourists.

The blast at a central Bangkok shrine popular with visitors from China and elsewhere in Asia raised fears of a spillover of violence from China’s western Xinjiang region, where some members of the Uighur Muslim minority oppose Beijing’s rule.

No group claimed responsibility for the blast that killed five people from mainland China and two from Hong Kong and wounded more than 120 people.

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Thailand (TH) is estimated to have a population of 68.1 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.4% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.4 million.