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Gunfire by night becomes new norm in downtown Bangkok

Published on Feb 26, 2014 6:20 PM
 
Guards hold a banner carrying pictures of children killed in attacks on rallies over the week-end as they line up outside the national police headquarters where Thai anti-government protesters rally in downtown Bangkok on Feb 26, 2014. Shots fired by unknown gunmen on Wednesday rattled parts of the Thai capital where anti-government protesters have set up camp for weeks, with small but occasionally deadly bombs and gunfire fast becoming the new norm in the city. -- PHOTO: AFP

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Shots fired by unknown gunmen on Wednesday rattled parts of the Thai capital where anti-government protesters have set up camp for weeks, with small but occasionally deadly bombs and gunfire fast becoming the new norm in the city.

No one was wounded in the shootings in the central commercial area of Bangkok, although five people were killed in weekend violence in the city and the eastern province of Trat, four of them young children.

National security chief Paradorn Pattanathabutr said there had been no reported deaths or injuries in the incidents in the early hours of Wednesday.

"As for the perpetrators, we still don't know who they are," he told Reuters.

 
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