A bomb planted at one of the Thai capital’s most renowned shrines on Monday killed 19 people, including three foreign tourists, and wounded scores in an attack the government called a bid to destroy

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The Bangkok Post, citing the Royal Thai Police, put the death toll at 19, with 123 injured, as of 11:20 pm (1.20 p.m. EDT). National police chief Somyot Poompanmuang told reporters the attack was unprecedented in Thailand.