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Thailand to deploy 1,400 troops around Bangkok

July 27, 2007

July 27, 2007

BANGKOK (AFP) – At least 1,400 soldiers will be deployed around Thailand’s capital this weekend to reinforce security amid fears of fresh violence during anti-coup protests, a junta spokesman said Friday.

The troops “will patrol in the capital and set up checkpoints to guarantee safety. We have stepped up security around Bangkok to ensure the general public will not see any violence,” he told AFP.

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