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Tensions in Bangkok rise after 36 hurt in blast

Protest leader blames govt for attack; risk of military intervention raised

Published Fri, Jan 17, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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AN EXPLOSIVE device tossed at anti-government protesters wounded 36 people in central Bangkok yesterday as tensions rose in the Thai capital after several days of relative calm.

Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban blamed the government for the attack and said it would not dent the morale of thousands of protesters who this week stepped up a two-month agitation, bringing parts of Bangkok to a standstill and occupying ministries.

"The explosion was the government's doing," Mr Suthep said at a rally on the edge of the…

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