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Anti-government protester 'shot dead' in Bangkok

An anti-government protester has been killed and two injured in a gun attack in the Thai capital Bangkok, according to the Associated Press.

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Police officer 'shot dead in Bangkok' during protests

A police officer has been shot dead in Bangkok, Thailand, during clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters, AFP reports.

Riot police clash with anti-government protesters. Credit: REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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.

An anti-government protester runs away from teargas fired by riot police. Credit: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

"A team of doctors tried to resuscitate him for more than half an hour."

An anti-government protester throws a tear gas canister towards policemen. Credit: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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.

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