Was The Bangkok Bombing Driven By Political Violence?
An insurgency in southern Thailand and deep political divisions in the capital form the backdrop to the deadly bombing in Bangkok.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | August 18, 2015
A deadly bombing. A major tourist destination. It had the hallmarks of an ISIS or Al-Qaeda-linked attack. (Video via Voice of America)
But there's a good chance the explosion at one of Bangkok's most popular shrines had nothing to do with foreign terrorists and everything to do with Thailand's domestic turmoil.
A bit of background. The country is currently run by military leaders. They overthrew Thailand's democratically elected prime minister last year after months of anti-government protests. (Video via BBC)