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22 hurt in blast at Bangkok opposition march: emergency centre

Published on Jan 17, 2014 3:26 PM

BANGKOK (AFP) - A bomb blast at an opposition protest march in Bangkok wounded at least 22 people, emergency officials said Friday, in the latest unrest during a "shutdown" of the capital aimed at ousting the government.

"There are 22 injured," said an official from the city's Erawan emergency centre, adding that he had no information on the severity of the injuries.

The protest movement's own Bluesky television channel said the number of wounded could be as many as 28. There were no details of how serious the injuries sustained were.

Police were investigating what type of explosive device caused the blast.

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