Thai protesters killed in grenade attack

Two anti-government protesters have been

killed and 21 wounded after unidentified

assailants attacked anti-government protesters

in Bangkok, raising fears of wider political

violence in Thailand.

Police said two M79 grenades were launched

into a protest site at the city's Democracy

Monument early on Thursday and were

followed by shooting.

"The first victim was a protester who was

sleeping at Democracy Monument, while the

second victim was a protest guard who died

from gunshots," Police Major Wallop

Prathummuang told the AFP news agency.

In a statement on its website, the city's Erawan

Emergency Centre said two people were killed

and 21 wounded, without giving further


The deaths take the toll from six months of

protests aimed at toppling the government to

27, with hundreds of others wounded in gun

and grenade attacks linked to rallies.

In another development protesters broke into

the grounds of air force premises where

Niwatthamrong Boonsongphaisan, the interim

prime minister, was meeting the Election

Commission on Thursday, forcing him to flee,

the Reuters news agency reported.

Yingluck Shinawatra was removed as prime

minister by a Thai court last week, but was

quickly replaced by the ruling Puea Thai party,

who are refusing to bow to pressure, saying

they are the democratically elected



Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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