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Grenade blasts hit Thai protest site, wounding 28

January 20, 2014 • World News


Natdanai Chuchan, an 8-year old boy son of Prakong Chuchan, a protester who was killed in the bomb blast on Friday, cries after seeing the body of his father, center, before a memorial service at Rama hospital in Bangkok, Thailand Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. On Friday, a grenade hurled at a crowd of marching demonstrators in another part of Bangkok killed one man and wounded dozens of people, police said. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

BANGKOK (AP) — Twin explosions shook an anti-government demonstration site in Thailand’s capital, wounding at least 28 people in the latest violence to hit Bangkok as the nation’s increasingly bloody political crisis drags on.

Police said the blasts Sunday near Victory Monument, in the north of the city, were caused by fragmentation grenades — the same kind that killed one man and wounded dozens Friday in a similar explosion targeting protest marchers.

The demonstrators, who control several small patches of Bangkok, are vying to overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s government and derail Feb. 2 elections she called to quell the crisis. The protest movement has refused to negotiate and the rising casualty toll has only deepened the deadlock.

Witnesses said the explosions occurred about two minutes apart. The Login to read more

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