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Rally guards hurt top soldier

Officer shot at, beaten after removing barrier

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  • Writer: Wassana Nanuam and King-oua Laohong
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A senior military officer attached to the Supreme Command was injured early yesterday in an attack by anti-government protest guards on Chaeng Watthana Road. 

Col Witthawat Wattanakul, deputy director for the International Relations division under the Directorate of Joint Intelligence, was admitted to Mongkutwattana General Hospital at 1.30am yesterday with facial bruising and bullet fragment wounds to the feet.

Hospital staff said Col Witthawat dismissed initial reports that the soldier had been shot, but said that bullet fragments had entered his ankles.

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