BANGKOK Feb 23 A bomb wounded at least 16
people at an anti-government protest site in central Bangkok on
Sunday, hospital authorities said, hours after government
supporters vowed to "deal with" the protesters.
"A bomb went off in front of the Big C supermarket in
Ratchaprasong. At the moment we know that at least eight people
were injured but we have no idea how severe the injuries are,"
Thai national security chief Paradorn Pattanathabutr told
The Erawan Medical Center, which monitors Bangkok hospitals,
said at least 16 people had been injured in the blast.
Supporters of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
promised on Sunday to get tough with anti-government protesters
paralysing parts of Bangkok, raising tension in a protracted
(Reporting by Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Panarat Panarat
Thepgumpanat. Writing by Nick Macfie)