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Red Shirt Military Strategist Shot in Thailand
A renegade army general accused of leading a paramilitary force among Thailand's Red Shirt protesters was shot in the head Thursday as he spoke with foreign reporters on a street near a downtown Bangkok subway station.
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Violence Erupts in Thailand

Thai soldiers search a Bangkok taxi for weapons at a Thai Army security checkpoint Thursday, May 13, 2010, in Bangkok, Thailand. Gunfire and at least four explosions were heard Thursday night in central Bangkok where Red Shirt anti-government protesters are camped (AP). 

Violence Erupts in Thailand

Major General Khattiya Sawasdipol is carried to an ambulance after being shot in the head behind the barricades at a fortified camp in Bangkok's shopping district May 13, 2010. Sawasdipol, the chief military advisor of Thailand's "red shirt" anti-government protesters, was injured in the head, after an explosion and bursts of automatic gunfire were heard near Bangkok's business district on Thursday night (Reuters). 

Violence Erupts in Thailand

Anti-government protesters standoff with Thai soldiers near the "Red Shirts" encampment on Thursday May 13, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Several gunshots and at least four explosions were heard Thursday night in central Bangkok where Red Shirt anti-government protesters are camped amid expectation that security forces could launch a crackdown (AP). 

Violence Erupts in Thailand

Thai emergency medical staff rush Maj. Gen Khattiya Sawasdiphol, also known as "Seh Daeng" to surgery after he was shot Thursday, May 13, 2010, in Bangkok, Thailand. The renegade army officer accused of marshaling a paramilitary force among Thailand's Red Shirt protesters was shot in the head Thursday, apparently by a sniper, an aide said (AP). 

Violence Erupts in Thailand

Anti-government protesters confront a busload of Thai policemen forcing it to u-turn and leave the area close to anti-government protesters' encampment on Thursday May 13, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's government planned a massive lockdown Thursday on a posh Bangkok neighborhood occupied by thousands of protesters and warned that troops will not hesitate to shoot armed "terrorists" who resist (AP). 

Red Shirt Military Strategist Shot in Thailand

A renegade army general accused of leading a paramilitary force among Thailand's Red Shirt protesters was shot in the head Thursday as he spoke with foreign reporters on a street near a downtown Bangkok subway station.

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