Thai Criminal Court concludes Friendly Fire during 2010 Crackdown

Thailand’s Criminal Court inquest concluded that friendly fire killed an Army private during the 2010 crackdown of Red Shirt demonstrators in front of the National Memorial.

The criminal court said that Private Narongrit Sala from the Second Battalion of the Ninth Infantry Division was killed by a high-velocity bullet fired from one of the troops.

Private Narongrit was attached to the fast-mobile patrol unit deployed to control the situation in front of the National Memorial in Don Mueang district on April 28, 2010.

The court concluded that Private Narongrit was killed at 3pm on the outbound Vibhavadi Rangsit Roa by a military sniper.

During the crackdown, civilians and journalists were also shot.

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