bomb explosions in thailand
the new year in thailand was shattered by violence, when nine bombs exploded across bangkok around midnight. three thai citizens were killed and more than 30 injured.
among the injured, six were foreigners. no chinese casualties were reported, the chinese embassy in bangkok, the capital, said on monday. ______________(46)but other embassies have advised their citizens to avoid travelling to bangkok. "there is a possibility of further attacks in coming days," said a travel advisory from australia. "australians are urged to avoid unnecessary travel in bangkok."
no terrorist group claimed responsibility for the bombings by tuesday. _____________(47)bombings and shootings occur almost daily in thailand's three southernmost provinces. yala, narathiwat and pattani have a muslim population and have long complained of neglect(忽视) and discrimination(歧视) in the largely buddhist(佛教徒的) nation. they have asked for independence and a separate islamic(伊斯兰的) state. since 2004, the insurgents(叛乱者) have carried out numerous attacks in the south and more than 1,900 people have been killed. _______________(48)
but thai prime minister surayud chulanont said on monday that domestic politics rather than the muslim insurgency was behind the bombings. "it is likely to people who lost their political benefits," surayud said, referring to thaksin shinawatra.
___________(49) surayud was later appointed interim(临时的) prime minister until elections take place in october. thaksin, however, still enjoys support, especially in the .
___________(50) thaksin's lawyer, noppadol patama, denied his client's involvement in the bombings, according to a local website.
a. nobody is to blame.
b. some believe the explosions were the work of muslim separatists.
c. some believe that several army officers loyal to thaksin plotted the bombing with ousted politicians to the government.
d. thaksin was ousted in a military coup last september.
e. the thai government has been unable to curb the violence, though thousands of troops have been sent to the south.
f. the issued no travel warnings.
- [´dɔminənt] a.统治的；占优势的 四级词汇
- [´waidspred] a.广布的；普遍的 四级词汇
- [´kʌntrisaid] n.乡下，农村 四级词汇
- [dis´kredit] n.&vt.不信任；丢(脸) 六级词汇