3 killed in attack on Thai protest camp in Bangkok

Three people have been killed and more than 20 others injured in an attack on an anti-government protest camp in the Thai capital, officials say.

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Witnesses reported explosions and gunfire early on Thursday at a protest camp at Bangkok’s Democracy Monument.

Protesters have been pressing the Senate to replace the cabinet with an appointed administration.

On Thursday, Thailand’s military chief warned that the army could “use force” if political violence continued.

“If violence continues the military may need to come out… to restore peace and order,” General Prayuth Chan-ocha said in a statement, adding that the army could be forced to end the violence “in full force”.

However, a coup is not thought to be likely, correspondents say, as the military has frequently said that it does not believe this will resolve the political crisis.

 

Source: BBC

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