Putin calls Bangkok terror act a 'cynical crime that cannot be justified'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered his condolences to King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej after a recent terrorist attack in Bangkok claimed the lives of both Thailand and citizens of other countries.

"In his condolences message, the head of the Russian state resolutely condemned this cynical crime, which cannot be justified, and expressed support for the efforts of Thailand's authorities aimed at fighting against the terrorist threat," the Kremlin press service has reported.

Putin also offered his words of sympathy to the victims' families and friends and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

Twenty-seven people, among them eight foreigners, were killed and more than 80 were injured in an explosion in Bangkok on Aug.18. According to the Thai police, the explosive device contained the equivalent of five kilograms of TNT.

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