Retired, active soldiers involved in armed attacks in Bangkok: Thai Army Chief

15:25, April 25, 2010      

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Thai Army Chief Anupong Paochinda admitted in a Sunday-aired program that some retired and active soldiers took part in recent armed attacks on the army and civilians in Bangkok.

The attacks refer to the April 10 fighting between the army and red-shirts protesters which left at least 25 dead and over 800 injured as well as the Thursday night series of bombing blasts at Bangkok's main financial district, the Silom road which left at least one dead and more than 80 injured.

The Army will help police to the best of its ability get rid of all the weapons being used by terrorists, Anupong said in a weekly program with Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva which is aired on Sunday morning.

He insisted that the Army is still united as "we are the nation 's, people's and His Majesty's army".

Source: Xinhua


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