Bangkok protesters killed, 22 injured in grenade, gun attack


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Two killed, 22 others injured in grenade, gun attack at Democracy Monument
The Nation / Phuket Gazette

PHUKET: Two people were fatally shot and 22 others were injured when assailants on a pick-up truck fired an M79 grenade at anti-government protesters and fired at guards of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee early Thursday, Manager Online has reported.

The assailants on a white pick-up truck fired an M79 grenade at the demonstrators near the Democracy Monument at 2:50am and sped their truck to the Kokwua Intersection. They opened fire on the guards there with M16 assault rifles.

Manager Online said 24 were injured in the shooting. Ten of them were rushed to Hua Chiew Hospital and 14 others to Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Central Hospital.

Narayos Chanphet, 21, and Somkhuan Nuankhanai, 51, died at a hospital.

— Phuket Gazette Editors

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