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Thai troops to shoot on sight people inciting unrest: police

Elite Thai troops deployed in protest-hit Bangkok have been authorised to shoot on sight people looting, committing arson or inciting unrest, a police spokesman said.

world Updated: May 19, 2010 11:59 IST

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Elite Thai troops deployed in protest-hit Bangkok have been authorised to shoot on sight people looting, committing arson or inciting unrest, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

"Metropolitan Police deployed about 1,000 rapid movement troops and if they find looting, arson or anybody inciting unrest, police are authorised to shoot immediately," said police spokesman Major General Piya Uthayo.

First Published: May 19, 2010 11:58 IST

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