Gunmen have killed one person and wounded four others in an attack on anti-government protesters. Shots were fired at vehicles carrying demonstrators to their camp in Bangkok after a protest at a government office complex just north of the city.

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Anti-government protesters gather in front of a portrait of their slain comrade in their encampment near the Government House in Bangkok Reuters

Emergency services said three men and two women were shot and one of the men had died. Ramathibodi Hospital said 52-year-old Wasan Kamwong died from severe injuries to his head.

Prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra Yingluck is facing possible suspension of duties and eventual impeachment over a contentious rice deal. She appeared before the National Anti-Corruption Commission to defend herself.

Yingluck's supporters have vowed to stage a mass rally, raising fears of further clashes with anti-government demonstrators.