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Published: Tuesday, 9/19/2006

Thai army commander declares martial law after coup

ASSOCIATED PRESS

BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand s army commmander ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a military coup today night while he was in New York, circling his offices with tanks, declaring martial law and revoking the constitution.

An announcement on national television signed by army Commander-in-Chief Gen. Sondhi Boonyaratkalin ordered all troops to report to their duty stations.

As soldiers and armored vehicles moved through Bangkok, an announcement from the military earlier declared a provisional authority loyal to beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The announcement declared that a Council of Administrative Reform had seized power in Bangkok and nearby provinces without any resistance. It recognized the king as head of state.

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