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STR guard shot dead in Nonthaburi

Photo : Thai PBS

Photo : Thai PBS

A security guard for the Students and People Network for Thailand's Reform was shot dead and three STR-led protesters were injured in an ambush on Tuesday afternoon.

The guard was identified as Wasant Khamwong. He was shot in the head and died at Ramathibodi Hospital.

The protesters were shot at 2:44pm while they were returning from a rally at the Government Complex. They had followed protesters with the People's Democratic Reform Committee led by Suthep Thaugsuban to a rally at the Government Complex in Chaeng Wattana area.

STR leader Uthai Yodmanee said the STR procession was returning from Chaeng Wattana to the Chamai Maruchet Bridge when a guard riding a motorcycle was shot in the leg about five to ten minutes after the procession started to move.

Protesters travelling by bus were passing Wat Buakwan to enter the Chaeng Wattana expressway at the Ngam Wong Wan gate when assailants fired, injuring three more protesters.

Uthai said the shots were fired from inside the temple.


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