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28 wounded in blasts at Bangkok protest site

January 19, 2014
Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) — The number of wounded in two explosions that shook an anti-government demonstration site in Bangkok has climbed to 28.

The Erawan Medical Center, which tracks casualties, had initially put the toll at four but said it could rise further.

The violence is the latest to hit the city as Thailand's increasingly volatile political crisis drags on.

It was not immediately clear what caused the blasts Sunday afternoon near Victory Monument, in the north of the city.

The protesters, who control several small patches of Bangkok, are vying to overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's government and derail Feb. 2 elections she called in a bid to quell the crisis.

 
 

 

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