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Explosion Hits Bangkok Protesters, Wounding Dozens

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January 17, 2014 AT 5:43 AM
Dozens of people were wounded in Thailand's capital Friday when a grenade blast ripped through a crowd of marching anti-government demonstrators, an ominous development that raises tensions in the country's political crisis and the specter of more bloodshed to come. Spokesman Akanat Promphan said protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban was in the procession but was not wounded when the explosive device was thrown toward a truck driven by demonstrators that was several dozen meters ahead of him.