Blasts Kill 1, Wound Dozens In Bangkok

At least five grenades exploded in the centre of the Thai capital near an encampment of anti-government demonstrators.It prompted the Foreign Office to amend its travel advice to advise against "all but essential travel to Bangkok". "Violence could break out without warning during the increasingly volatile political crisis," it said.The explosions happened in an area where there has been a tense standoff between Red Shirt protesters, who are demanding Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva resign, and armed troops over the past several days.Yesterday, a rival group of protesters rallied in the area, occasionally hurling stones and insults at the Red Shirts, creating a volatile mix. Several of the blasts were near where the rivals have gathered, under the elevated tracks of a Skytrain station.