A man injured by an explosion is helped after an explosive device went off during an anti-government protest march in Bangkok on 17 January 2014
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Bomb blast as Thai standoff continues

The stand-off between the government of PM Yingluck Shinawatra and thousands of protesters has taken a bloody turn with a bomb blast at an anti-government rally.

At least 28 people have been injured.

A prominent leader of the protest movement, Suthep Thaugsuban, was said to be just 30mt from the explosion.

Across Bangkok a host of government buildings have been shut down by mass demonstrations.

In all at least eight people have died since the protest campaign began in November.

Jonathan Head reports from Bangkok.

  • 17 Jan 2014
  • From the section Asia
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