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US concerned with Thailand violence, calls for restraint

Published on Feb 27, 2014 11:00 AM

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The United States expressed concern with increased violence in Thailand and called for restraint by all sides in a conflict that shows no immediate sign of ending.

Thailand has been dogged by nearly four months of around-the-clock violence between supporters of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and protesters who want her out.

While the crisis is a long way from the running battles of April and May 2010 when more than 90 people were killed, it has stoked uncertainty and spooked investors.

A bomb blast in a busy shopping district killed two children and a woman, and wounded at least 22 people near an anti-government protest site on Sunday.

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