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Bangkok Shutdown: 28 injured in blasts at anti-government rally

Published on Jan 19, 2014 4:06 PM
 
People look at the site where an explosion took place near a camp of anti-government protesters at the Victory monument in central Bangkok on Sunday, Jan 19, 2014. Explosions injured almost 30 people in central Bangkok on Sunday during a continuing "shutdown" protest aimed at toppling the Thai government, an emergency centre said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGKOK (AFP) - Explosions and gunshots injured almost 30 people at a rally in central Bangkok on Sunday, part of a continuing “shutdown” protest aimed at toppling the Thai government, an emergency centre said.

Twenty-eight people were taken to several city hospitals, according to the Erawan Emergency Centre. It was not immediately clear how serious the injuries were.

“There were two explosions and gunshots at Victory Monument,” the centre said in a statement on its website, referring to a major intersection held by the protesters since Monday.

“Intially 28 were injured, we are chasing more details.”

 
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