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Four injured in attack at Makkawan intersection

Four were injured when they were attacked with explosives believed to be giant firecrackers at the rally site of People's Army to Overthrow the Thaksin Regime at Makkawan intersection near the front of United Nations' office in Bangkok and the Army's headquarters Sunday.

The firecrackers were hurled at a group of security guards at the rally site at 1:40 pm, injuring four of them.

The injured were rushed to the Ramathibodi Hospital.

Assoc Prof Doctor Surasak Leela-udomlipi, the director of the hospital, said at 3:45 pm that the injured men were believed to be about 18 to 24 years old.

Three of them were slightly injured and were discharged after treatment.

He said the man, who appears to be around 24 years old, was injured at his right eye and was admitted to the hospital. Doctors could not establish what caused the injuries, he added.

According to Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Erawan Emergency Medical Services Center, the first injured victim was a 24-year-old man. He has injuries at his face, right eye, and right arm. He is still undergone treatment at the hospital

The second victim was a 26-year-old man. He was suffering from injury at his left hand.

The third victim was a 20-year-old man who suffering injuries at the left side of his face and left side of his knee. The last victim was a 18-year-old man. He has wound at the right side of forehead .

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