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Bomb thrown at Bangkok market protest wounds 13

world Updated: Nov 13, 2008 09:19 IST
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A bomb thrown at a rally of Thai market vendors protesting over new rental contracts in Bangkok wounded 13 people, police and witnesses said on Thursday. The incident had nothing to do with an anti-government movement whose supporters have been occupying the official compound of the prime minister since August, police said.

Witnesses said the bomb was thrown at around 1 am from a flyover above the rally site near the main Bangkok port, blowing up speakers, chairs and tents and seriously wounding two protesters.

"The bomb injured a woman in the cheek and her husband has shrapnel in his arms, legs and back," Anjira na Nakorn, a leader of the protest, told a radio station.

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