Bomb in Thai shrine kills 16, wounds 81

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Experts investigate at the Erawan shrine, the site of a deadly blast in central Bangkok August 17, 2015. A bomb on a motorcycle exploded on Monday just outside a Hindu shrine in the Thai capital, killing 27 people, including foreign tourists, media reported, in an attack the government said was a bid to destroy the economy.   Photo courtesy REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Experts investigate at the Erawan shrine, the site of a deadly blast in central Bangkok August 17, 2015. A bomb on a motorcycle exploded on Monday just outside a Hindu shrine in the Thai capital, killing 27 people, including foreign tourists, media reported, in an attack the government said was a bid to destroy the economy. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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BANGKOK (Reuters) While initial suspicion might fall on Muslim separatists in the south, Thailand has been riven for a decade by an intense and sometimes violent struggle for power between political factions in Bangkok.