Foreign journalists ‘shot’ in Thai gun battle

AN Associated Press photographer has seen three foreign journalists shot during the army operation in central Bangkok, and says one appears dead.

The photographer saw the three at a hospital today, a few hours after the crackdown began to clear an anti-government protest site in central Bangkok.

He said one of the journalists, who looked Middle Eastern, was shot in the chest. He showed no signs of life.

The photographer said a Dutch journalist walked into the hospital with a bullet wound in his shoulder.

The third journalist was a Westerner in his late 40s, who was shot in the leg.

The photographer also saw at least seven Thais brought to a hospital. It was not clear if they were dead or unconscious.

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