Gunfight Causes First Deaths in Thai Riots

Marketplace fight led to shooting: minister
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2009 11:41 AM CDT
Gunfight Causes First Deaths in Thai Riots
A 7-year-old from Britain poses with a water gun for his father in front of Thai soldiers after they cleared an intersection, in Bangkok, Thailand, today.   (AP Photo)

As political street-fighting rages on in Thailand, a gun battle in a residential area of Bangkok has led to the first two deaths, authorities tell the AP. A government spokesman said the encounter was between anti-government protesters and local residents, who were angry over the continuing demonstrations. More than 100 were injured in today’s skirmishes, a medical center reports. (More riots stories.)

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