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Two killed, 22 others injured in grenade, gun attack at Democracy Monument

Two met were fatally shot and 22 others were injured when assailants on a pick-up truck fired an M79 grenade at anti-government protesters and fired at guards of the People's Democratic Reform Committee early Thursday, Manager Online reported.

The assailants on a white pick-up truck fired an M79 grenade at the demonstrators near the Democracy Monument at 2:50 am and sped their truck to the Kokwua Intersection. Their opened fire at the guards there with M16 assault rifles.

Manager Online said 24 were injured in the shooting. Ten of them were rushed to Hua Chiew Hospital and 14 others to Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Central Hospital.

Narayos Chanphet, 21, and Somkhuan Nuankhanai, 51, died at a hospital.

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