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An Explosion In Bangkok Has Injured At Least 22 Thai Protestors

A Thai emergency centre has confirmed the explosion.

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The AP have reported that at least 22 anti-government protestors have been injured in an explosion.

BREAKING: Thai emergency medical center says 22 injured when explosion hits anti-government protesters.

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BREAKING: Thai emergency medical center says 22 injured when explosion hits anti-government protesters.

02:09 AM - 17 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

1:10pm Reports coming in of an explosion during today's Protest March by Suthep. There are injuries #Bangkok

Richard Barrow@RichardBarrow

1:10pm Reports coming in of an explosion during today's Protest March by Suthep. There are injuries #Bangkok

01:18 AM - 17 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

1:15pm Protest guards searching for the person who threw the small IED from some empty houses (Pic @nongyangyang)

Richard Barrow@RichardBarrow

1:15pm Protest guards searching for the person who threw the small IED from some empty houses (Pic @nongyangyang)

01:32 AM - 17 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

1:10pm Vehicle damaged when a small IED was thrown at protesters who were marching in #Bangkok (Pic @ArmMatichon)

Richard Barrow@RichardBarrow

1:10pm Vehicle damaged when a small IED was thrown at protesters who were marching in #Bangkok (Pic @ArmMatichon)

01:30 AM - 17 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It's not known what kind of device was used in the explosion, however, there are reports of grenade parts being found at the scene.

Found at scene of explosion - RT @bkkbase: This is from a Russian F1 Grenade. I don't believe Thais use them at all.

Richard Barrow@RichardBarrow

Found at scene of explosion - RT @bkkbase: This is from a Russian F1 Grenade. I don't believe Thais use them at all.

02:09 AM - 17 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The protestors have been under attack all week, and the latest violence comes as Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said "it's about time" to take back control of Bangkok.

Stringer/Thailand / Reuters

Tovichakchaikul added, "We have to start to do something."

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra vowed earlier this week that the planned vote will still take place on the 2 February.

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