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Thai Troops Clash With Protesters

BANGKOK — Sporadic violence continued in the Thai capital on Friday as protesters challenged soldiers deployed around their encampment and fired homemade rockets at hovering helicopters. Troops and the protesters — the so-called red shirts — confronted each other Friday near the spot where the shooting of an anti-government general by

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Explosions Rock Bangkok After Shooting of Dissident Thai General

A dissident Thai General has been shot and seriously wounded, along with several other people at the site of an anti-government protest in Bangkok. VOA's Daniel Schearf witnessed the shooting which followed a government threat to seal off the protest area to force weeks-long demonstration to end. Major General

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Thai army ‘ready to use live fire against red-shirts’

The Thai army has made explicit its determination to use live ammunition against "red-shirt" anti-government protesters in certain circumstances. An army spokesman told a regular news briefing that troops were ready to use their weapons "decisively". The red-shirts later called off plans to march on the city's Silom business district, saying they

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