Curfew extends for three more days in Bangkok

Written by: Devaki
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Bangkok, May 20: Thai authorities have extended the curfew in Bangkok and 23 other provinces, for three more nights to overcome the nation's worst political violence created by anti-government conflicts. The curfew was imposed on Wednesday, May 19 between 8 pm ad 6 am.

The Army spokesman Col Sansern Kawekamnerd informed that the curfew would be in force from 9 pm to 5 am till Saturday, May 22 night. He also told the media that authorities have found a cache of bombs, guns and 'war ammunition' including M-16 and AK-47 rifles in the crackdown.

Dithaporn Sasasmit, the spokesman for the army-run Internal Security Operation Command, said that the meeting advocated by the Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has agreed to impose the curfew to better secure the area and lessen the effect on the public.

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