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20 injured in blast at Bangkok protesters' procession

English.news.cn   2014-01-17 15:41:06

BANGKOK, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Twenty people have been injured in a bomb explosion in Bangkok on Friday, said the Erawan Emergency Center of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

Eight anti-government protesters were earlier reported to have been hurt by the explosion.

The injured are now being treated, according to the Erawan Emergency Center.

An unknown assailant threw a bomb from a three-story building at a procession of protesters, security guards of the anti- government People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) were quoted by the Nation newspaper as saying.

It was reported that the bomb exploded near the area where PDRC secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban was rallying.

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