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Explosion hits Bangkok protesters, wounding dozens

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BANGKOK — Dozens of people were wounded in Thailand’s capital today 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. Bangkok’s emergency services center said 36 people were injured, most not seriously, although at least one man was in surgery.

Thailand has been wracked by repeated bouts of unrest since the military ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in 2006 amid charges of corruption and alleged disrespect for the monarchy. The crisis boiled over again late last year after the ruling party attempted to push through an amnesty bill that would have allowed Thaksin to return from self-imposed exile.

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