Bangkok:  Two anti-government protesters were killed and 22 others injured in a gun and grenade attack here early Thursday, media reported.

Assailants on a white pick-up truck fired a grenade at protesters near the Democracy Monument at 2:50 a.m. Thursday, Xinhua reported citing the Manager Online.

Later, the attackers opened fire at the guards of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee at the Kokwua Intersection.

Twenty-four people were reportedly injured and then rushed to hospitals, two of whom later died of injuries sustained during the attack.

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