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Breaking newscasts Monday mornings about an blast in a Bangkok clinic that wounded 24 peole. It was detonated at Phramongkutklao Hospitaller, which is "popular with troops and their homes and pensioned military," Reuters said. It is the second in Thailand in three week after a May 9 automotive bombing in front of a retail center in the south of Pattani caused 61 injuries.
This is the 50th commemoration of a major coup in Thailand, in which the army displaced Democraty-elect Yingluck Shinawatra, although no one has yet taken the blame for the explosion. Thailand's dictatorship has been governed by the Burmese regime for three years and has experienced brief riots, among them a series of bomb attacks in August 2016 that resulted in three deaths and 26 injuries.
" With such a fragile policy environment, outside observers may ask if a trip to Thailand is secure at the moment, but those who know the policy and community of the state well suggest that this is an individual case and should not result in plan changes. "The Americans have much larger food to cook than to worry about," Sandy Ferguson, CEO of Asia Desk, a South East Asia agency, said to Condé Nast Traveler.
In addition, a army clinic was bombed, not a favourite touristic area. "When a U.S. State Department officer was approached about a possible trip warning, he said to Traveler, "The protection of U.S. Americans abroad is one of our top-priority. When deciding to send a trip alarm, a trip warning or a trip or emergency notification, it is always the same.
" Whilst detail about the recent bombings is still scarce, experts agree that it should not influence anyone who visits Thailand in the near-term. Journeys Within, a travel agency in Southeast Asia, said Traveler that the situation calmed down after the tragedy of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in October 2016.
"and keep Bangkok on their itinerary. "While messages of bombing will certainly (and rightly) always attract your interest - especially if they are near an impending target - you should now be particularly conscious of your environment, but not living in anxiety.