01 Jun '11, 4am

Blast wounds two at Thai political rally: Police: BANGKOK - TWO people were injured in a blast believed to have

BANGKOK - TWO people were injured in a blast believed to have been caused by a hand grenade at a political protest by Thailand's 'Yellow Shirt' demonstrators near Government House, police said on Wednesday. The blast occurred late Tuesday when two men on a motorcycle tossed the device behind a stage at the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) rally, said Major General Wichai Sungprapai from Bangkok Metropolitan Police. 'The incident happened at around 10.30pm (1530 GMT, 11.30pm Sinagapore time). One man, an ice-cream vendor, was critically wounded, and the other man, a protester, was slightly injured,' he told AFP. 'We believe perpetrators wanted to incite unrest. There were some 200 protesters at the time of the bomb attack,' he said. Hundreds of the royalist PAD have camped out around the Thai government's compound since late January, demonstrating against its handling ...

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