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Thailand Protests: Gunman Shoots One Dead
A gunman has opened fire at opposition protesters in Bangkok, killing one person and wounding several others.
The shooting follows weeks of anti-government protests in Thailand as demonstrators seek to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
The protests have triggered bloody clashes between police and demonstrators.
A protester died after he was shot in the torso and three others were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds, a spokesman for the city's Erawan emergency centre said.
Police have confirmed the shooting, but said its forensic team was unable to access the scene of the incident.
The shooting occurred where a group of protesters had camped overnight close to Government House.
Local media reports said the shots were fired from a passing car by more than one gunman.
Ms Yingluck has called February elections in the hope of bringing an end to the demonstrations.
But the protesters have vowed to block the vote, saying it will only return the Shinawatra clan to power.
A second round of registration for constituency candidates is due to begin around the country on Saturday, raising fears of further clashes.
Eight people, including a policeman, have been killed and about 400 wounded in several outbreaks of street violence.
The government has said it will ask the army to provide security for election candidates and voters.
A policeman and a civilian died of gunshots fired by unknown assailants while 153 people were injured after violence erupted on Thursday when demonstrators tried to force their way into an election registration venue.
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