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article image50 injured in series of small explosions near Bangkok protest

By Andrew Moran     Apr 22, 2010 in World
Bangkok - Near the site of the Red Shirt anti-government protests, reports say that at least 50 people have been injured in three small explosions.
Thailand government forces and Red Shirt demonstrators are still continuing their clash, which has caused hundreds of injuries and numerous deaths. On Thursday, 50 more were injured as three small explosions occurred near the site of a protest in the city’s business district, according to Reuters.
The cause of the explosion is unknown but Government spokesperson Panitan Wattanayagorn said that series of explosions could have transpired by an M79 grenade launcher; reports RTE News, and Colonel Sansern Kaewkamnerd did verify to Reuters the use of the M79.
Witnesses say, reports the Associated Press, the blasts took place at an elevated train station in the capital, where troops have been stationed. Red Shirt protesters have gathered underneath the elevated walkway where they threw rocks and bottles on Wednesday from across the road.
Local authorities closed the Silom Road after they received several reports suggesting some explosions, notes CNN.
Xinhua reports that some of the injured included a foreigner and were taken immediately to the hospital.
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