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Grenade lobbed at protesters injures two

Two men were injured when a bomb exploded near the Interior Ministry on Assadang Road yesterday evening.

The explosion took place on the Chang Rongsri Bridge at 6pm near the rally site of anti-government protesters led by the State Enterprises Workers' Relations Confederation.

The victims, both rally guards, were identified as Narongchai Kornchantuek, 36, and Poramud Boonjan, 56. They were rushed to Klang Hospital.

Initial investigation showed that a man on a motorcycle approached the site before lobbing a hand grenade at the protesters.

A grenade was also found near Chula-longkorn Hospital, not far from the Lumpini Park rally of the People's Democratic Reform Committee. At 5pm yesterday, police were alerted that a grenade had been left near the fence of the hospital's Wachirayan Building. A bomb squad said it was an MK2 grenade.


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