Bangkok Bomb
Police and forensic experts investigate the site where a man was injured when a bomb he was carrying exploded, in central Bangkok Reuters

The government has warned British tourists against travel to large parts of Thailand, following the triple bombing in Bangkok.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said:

  • "We are aware of reports of three explosions at Soi 71, sub Soi 35 (known as Soi Preedee 35) in the Ekamai district of central Bangkok during the afternoon of 14 February. Initial reports indicate that four people were injured and have been taken to hospital. You should remain vigilant, follow the advice of Thai authorities and monitor the local news."
  • "There is a high threat of terrorism. Bomb and grenade attacks have been indiscriminate, including in places visited by expatriates and foreign travellers. Sporadic attacks continue in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. On 13 January as a precaution the Thai authorities increased security measures in Bangkok, following warnings of a possible terrorist threat. On 16 January the Thai authorities found a large supply of bomb-making materials in Samut Sakhon, 38km south west of Bangkok. You should exercise caution, especially in the cities of Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Khon Kaen, Ubon Ratchathani and Udon Thani."
  • "By law, you must carry your passport with you at all times in Thailand. Tourists have been arrested because they were unable to produce their passport."

More details can be found here.