Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Thai police officer among three killed and dozens wounded as fierce gun battles erupt in Bangkok
Multiple gunshots were heard midday at a spot near the prime minister's office where riot police had started to remove protesters and dismantle a makeshift stage, but it wasn't clear who was firing.
Police were forced to drag injured colleagues out of the melee (main picture) and take cover from attacks (top right). Erawan emergency medical services said a 52-year-old male civilian was killed by a wound to his head and a police officer died from a wound to his chest. Nearly 60 others were injured in the incident.