JUST IN: Thai government confirms ‘bombing incidents’ in Bangkok

Onlookers and the police gather at the scene of an explosion in Bangkok on August 2, 2019. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

BANGKOK, Thailand (AFP) — The Thai government on Friday confirmed a number of small “bombing incidents” in Bangkok as the city hosts a major summit, urging the public not to panic as police tighten security.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha was told of “the bombing incidents and has ordered an immediate investigation”, spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat said, adding “security measures have been tightened. The public is urged not to panic.”

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