Two Thai protesters dead, 21 wounded in gun and grenade attack

BANGKOK: Two anti-government protesters were killed and 21 were wounded in a gun and grenade attack early Thursday in Bangkok, medical officials and police told AFP, stoking fears of wider political violence in the crisis-hit kingdom.

Police said two M79 grenades were launched into a protest site at the city’s Democracy Monument and were followed by gunshots.

“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 AFP.

In a statement on its website, the city’s Erawan Emergency Centre said two peop…
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