http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0..._n_574722.htmlThe Huffington Post posted:AP is reporting that Khattiya Sawatdiphol, a Thai general allied with anti-government Red Shirt protesters, has been shot in the head in Bangkok.
According to a reporter for the New York Times, Thomas Fuller, the shooting took place while he was interviewing the general, who is also known as Seh Daeng. Fuller has a photo of Sawatdiphol he says was taken minutes before he was shot, which you can see here.
From the AP:
The aide who answered Maj. Gen. Khattiya Sawasdiphol's mobile phone described the injury as "severe." The Associated Press called Khattiya's phone after several gunshots and explosions were heard in central Bangkok late Thursday from the vicinity of the area being occupied by the protesters.
"Seh Daeng was shot in the head," said the aide, referring to Khattiya by his nickname. The aide hung up without identifying himself.
It was not possible to verify the aide's claim that Khattiya was shot by a sniper. Calls to police and army spokesmen seeking comment were not answered.
Several Thai media outlets also reported that Khattiya was shot and taken to a hospital. Khattiya is a renegade army major general whom the government has labeled a "terrorist" and a mastermind behind violence from anti-government protesters.
The report of Khattiya's shooting came after sounds of gunfire and at least four explosions, and expectation that security forces could launch a crackdown.
Holy shit :monocle: