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Thai government clash with red shirt

On Friday Thai police and army units moved in to surround and cut off the protesters main camp, meeting heavy resistance from the red shirts resulting in the deaths of two people with dozens more injured.

Severely wounded by sniper fire

Thai Army Major-General Khattiya Sawasdipol who has defected from the government forces and has been advising the Red Shirts on security and defence matters was hit in the head by a sniper’s bullet and is reportedly in a critical condition in hospital.

One of the Red Shirt leaders, Nattawut Saikuar, accuses the Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of starting a civil war. This comes as there are reports of a policeman opening fire on soldiers near a police station in Bangkok, showing that there may be divisions within the security services themselves. Both the British and American embassies in Bangkok confirm they are to close for security reasons. Read More…

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Thai police clash with protesters

Protesters in Thailand clashed today with government police, killing at least one soldier and wounding eighteen more in what media reported as being a “very tense and intense standoff.”

The violence, unusually outside of the center of Bangkok, included Thai security forces firing on protesters, apparently with both rubber bullets and live ammunition, which police had been authorized to use in self-defense. The conflict took place along a highway that a convoy of protesters was traveling along; government forces were trying to disperse the demonstrators. Read More…

Sudan clashes kill dozens

Clashes in South Darfur kills 58 and raises tensions along the internal border involving a Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) company and another party.

Sudan People's Liberation Army flag

The clash happened in Balballa near to the border with the Bahr al-Ghazal province.

The identity of the other combatant is disputed with the SPLA claiming it to be the North Sudanese Sudan People’s Armed Forces (SPAF) whilst the SPAF and tribal sources say that it was Rezeigat nomadic Arab tribesmen that were involved.

A Rezeigat tribal leader has said that 58 tribesmen were killed in the clash and 85 were wounded. The governor of Bahr al-Ghazal has stated that both sides suffered casualties but no figures for SPLA losses are known. Read More…

Deads and injuried in Bangkok clashes

A series of explosions occurred in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, on Thursday, in which at least three people died and at least 70 people were wounded.

The army says the explosions were caused by five M-79 grenades; three in the Saladaeng Skytrain station on Silom Road, one close to Dusit Thani Hotel, and one near a bank. The Thai government said the attacks had been from anti-government protestors. The explosions occurred in the business district of the city.

Television footage showed ambulances coming to the area and locals carrying the injured to safe spots. Office windows were destroyed and pavements had traces of blood. Read More…

10,000 troops deployed in central Bangkok

In a blunt warning to anti-government protesters in central Bangkok, the Thai army says time is running out for demonstrators occupying a key intersection to leave, before military forces move in.

The rising tensions in Bangkok has already led to brief clashes between anti-government protesters and local residents. Reports say up to 10,000 troops have been deployed in central Bangkok ahead of fresh clampdown against thousands of anti-government demonstrators, known as red shirts.

The protesters, led by the United Democratic Front against Dictatorship are camped in the Rajaprasong retail and tourist district, leading to the closure of scores of businesses at the cost of millions of dollars in lost revenue. Read More…