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Bangkok Shutdown: Thai opposition leader's house attacked

Published on Jan 15, 2014 11:22 AM
 
A loud blast shook the house of Democrat party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva overnight, police said on Wednesday, as protesters trying to oust the government remained camped in central Bangkok with no end to the political deadlock in sight. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - A loud blast shook the house of a senior Thai opposition leader overnight, police said on Wednesday, as protesters trying to oust the government remained camped in central Bangkok with no end to the political deadlock in sight.

Some hardline protesters have threatened to blockade the stock exchange and an air traffic communications facility on Wednesday if Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra does not step down.

But there were no early signs of trouble at either the bourse or at the central Bangkok offices of AeroThai, which is in charge of air traffic control for planes that use Thai air space.

No one was hurt in the blast at the residence of Democrat Party leader and former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.

 
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