Thai soldier kills 26 in rampage, most inside shopping mall

Orient Net 2020-02-09 06:39:00

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A Thai soldier angry over a land deal went on a shooting spree that killed at least 26 people, most of them in a shopping mall in the northeast that he fled to in a stolen Humvee after shooting his commanding officer, officials said.

The soldier was armed with an assault weapon and ammunition stolen from the army base’s arsenal, an official said.

He initially posted written messages on Facebook during the attack before his account was shut down by the company.

Hundreds of shoppers fled the mall in groups crouching low, and the police and army launched several rescues during the more than 12-hour standoff, with armed forces at one point emerging at a run carrying small children.

Based on Reuters

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