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Two hurt in Makkhawan Bridge blast

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An explosive device was detonated near Makkhawan Rangsan Bridge shortly before noon on Friday, injuring two people, one of them a journalist. 

An explosion near Makkawan Rangsan Bridge injured two people shortly before noon on Friday, one of them a newspaper reporter. Photo by Apichart Jinakul

Riot police were retreating from the bridge near Government House to avoid confrontation with protesters from independent groups when a suspected giant firecracker was thrown toward where a group of reporters and demonstrators were gathering at 11.25am.

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