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Two more die in Thai violence

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Violence has erupted once again on the streets of Bangkok as more bloodshed marrs Thailand’s two-month political standoff.

Two policemen were killed in a drive-by shooting close in the city’s Business district close to where the anti-government Red Shirt protesters are camped.

A grenade later exploded nearby, injuring at least 12. The Red Shirts deny any involvement.

The area is heavily guarded by the military to enforce an emergency law restricting the demonstrators’ movements.

The Red Shirts have been calling for Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to resign, arguing his government is illegitimate.

Abhisit says he’ll hold a new election on November 14, but the protesters have vowed demonstrations will not end until the Thai premier announces exactly when parliament will be dissolved.

A total of 29 people have died and more than 1,000 have been injured since protests began in early March.