Deadly blast rocks central Bangkok

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A deadly blast killed at least a dozen people near a religious shrine in Bangkok late Monday, local time.

Fox News is reporting that the death toll is as high as 12.

The BBC is reporting that at least 20 people were injured.

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It happened outside of the Erawan Shrine in the Thai capital during evening rush hour, The Associated Press reported.

The shrine is in honor of the Hindu god Brahma and is visited by thousands of Buddhists every day, The BBC reported.

There is also a five-star hotel and three shopping centers near the blast site.

The site, according to the BBC, has been the center of political demonstrations in the recent years, but bomb attacks in Bangkok are rare.

It was confirmed by police to multiple news agencies as a bomb.

The BBC reported that a second bomb was found and was neutralized by police.