NSPTR guard shot, wounded

A volunteer security guard of the Network of Students and People for Thailand's Reform (NSPTR) was shot and critically injured in a drive-by shooting late Monday night, reports said.

He was identified as Pokkes Boonyok, 43, a taxi driver, according to the reports.

The attack occurred about 11.50pm at Suan Misakawan intersection on Ratchadamnoen Nok road.

Mr Pokkes and other security guards were on duty behind a bunker line at the intersection when gunmen on a pickup truck fired at them with assault rifles.

The gunmen then drove to Makawa Rangsan intersection and sprayed bullets and threw giant fire-crackers at the anti-government protesters there, before fleeing.

Mr Pokkes was shot twice in his torso and taken to Ramathibodi hospital.

Police were coordinating with co-leaders of the NSPTR for permission to inspect the incident scene as the rally site was declared a restricted area by the anti-Thaksin regime group.

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Discussion 1 : 02/01/2014 at 01:48 AM
are u talking about 2010?
Discussion 2 : 31/12/2013 at 01:53 PM
Notice that for some inexplicable reason Thaksin is given credit for this attack and other actions. More likely someone from Bangkok who has had their business and life destroyed by the actions of the agitators. What they should be saying is the restraint of people living in Bangkok is absolutely amazing. But with the latest threats of the self appointed dictator I will be even more amazed if their is little to no retaliation from the good citizens of Bangkok.
Discussion 3 : 31/12/2013 at 12:33 PM
Now who can drive a pick-up full of people armed with war weapons through Bangkok,"unnoticed" by the politically partial police force,to carry out several violent assaults on peaceful anti-Thaksin protesters and get away with it? A touch nut to crack,isn't it?
Discussion 4 : 31/12/2013 at 10:56 AM
The normal pro government response to anti government protests.
Discussion 5 : 31/12/2013 at 10:54 AM
Just to qualify the phraseology, a "giant firecracker" is more commonly known as a bomb.
Discussion 6 : 31/12/2013 at 10:38 AM
yet another day closer to end of the puea thaksin dictatorship.
Discussion 7 : 31/12/2013 at 10:27 AM
Thaksin and his storm troopers might need to rethink this type of tactic. Making martyrs of the protesters will not drive them a way, rather it will bring more people to their cause. Plus these tactics will drive away many more tourists and investors, than the protests themselves did. The international community accept the rights of Thai citizens to voice an opinion, they don't accept cold blooded murder.

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