Five grenades were fired from M79 launchers at BTS Saladaeng station last night from unknown launch sites, killing one Thai woman and injuring 75 others, including three foreigners.
Five grenades were fired from M79 launchers at BTS Saladaeng station and nearby areas last night from unknown launch sites, killing one Thai woman and injuring 75 others, including three foreigners, officials said.
Ten are in serious condition.
Whether the attacks in the heart of Bangkok will deter the antired movement, the socalled multicoloured demonstrators, who are planning their biggest rally at the Royal Plaza today remains to be seen. But the Abhisit government was dealt another major blow less than two weeks after the April 10 bloodshed.
Agence FrancePresse reported three deaths from yesterday’s attacks although the information could not be confirmed.
All five grenades apparently targeted Silom residents and vendors who had gathered under the BTS station to confront the redshirt protesters camping across the street behind fences made of bamboo.
Tension rose early in the evening as the multicoloured protesters chanted taunts and yelled at the red shirts to “get out” of their Rajprasong rally site. Unlike Wednesday night when they countered the taunts and traded projectiles with the multicoloured protesters, the red shirts were restrained yesterday, staying behind their barricades.