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The number of people wounded in a firearm attack on Thai protesters has been updated to four, after an unidentified gunman opened fire on anti-government demonstrators.
One person was killed in the attack upon the protesters whose efforts to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have flared into violence in recent days.
An anti-government protester has been killed and two injured in a gun attack in the Thai capital Bangkok, according to the Associated Press.
The incident early today close to a protest site will hasten fears that the country's political crisis could lead to a serious outbreak of violence.
The Erawan medical centre said a 31-year man was killed with wounds to his torso.
Protesters are seeking to topple prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra ahead of elections scheduled for February 2.
Thailand's government has rejected calls to postpone the election and said the February 2 poll "will go ahead", Reuters reports citing the deputy Prime Minister.
The decision to not postpone the election comes on a day when a police officer was killed after clashing with anti-government protesters in the country's capital, Bangkok.
Thai police have fired teargas and rubber bullets at anti-government protesters in the capital Bangkok after demonstrators tried to disrupt planning for a February election.
A police officer has been shot dead in Bangkok, Thailand, during clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters, AFP reports.
Jongjet Aoajenpong, director of the Police General Hospital where the officer was taken for treatment told the news agency: "He was shot in his chest and brought to hospital by helicopter.
"A team of doctors tried to resuscitate him for more than half an hour."
Violence broke out after protesters tried to force their way into a sports stadium in the capital, where representatives from around 30 political parties were gathered to register for February elections.