Australia strongly condemns the bombing of the Erawan Hindu Shrine at Ratchaprasong, Bangkok on 17 August.

The thoughts of all Australians are with the injured and the families of those who have lost their lives through this dreadful act.

I have spoken with our Ambassador in Bangkok this morning and I can confirm that the Australian Embassy is working closely with Thai authorities. There is no evidence at this stage that Australian nationals are among the deceased or seriously injured.

Australia will continue to liaise closely with Thai authorities in relation to this attack and will work to strengthen our bilateral and regional counter-terrorism cooperation.

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