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Thai army leader asks prime minister to step down

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Thailand's army commander has urged the government to step down and hold new elections following a series of bomb blasts on Wednesday. The plea comes as protesters entered the second day of their siege on the country's main airport, wreaking havoc on Thailand's prosperous tourism industry.

"A blast at Bangkok's international airport and grenade attacks elsewhere in the city wounded at least seven people on Wednesday, as lawlessness spread amid antigovernment protests, officials said," according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).

"At least two people were wounded by a bomb blast at Suvarnabhumi this morning," Petpong Kamchornkitkarn, an emergency medical services official, told AFP.
Two local television stations said a grenade was fired at protesters and that three people were wounded.
A near simultaneous grenade attack on anti-government protesters picketing Bangkok's old Don Mueang airport, where the prime minister has set up temporary offices, wounded two more people, Petpong said.
Another three people were wounded when two grenades were tossed into a crowd of pro-government supporters on a road to Don Mueang, the site of a clash between rival activists that left 11 hurt on Tuesday, police said.

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