UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Several people were killed and injured this Saturday, February 8 in the northeast of Thailand in a shootout perpetrated by a soldier, media reports said.File Twitter
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Several people were killed and injured this Saturday, February 8 in the northeast of Thailand in a shootout perpetrated by a soldier, media reports said.
Reports that 12 people have been killed as a Thai soldier goes on a shooting spree, while he posts live updates on Facebook.
Local Thai media report that a soldier was shooting at shoppers inside a mall in Korat, leaving at least twelve people dead.
Thai soldier suspected of carrying out a mass shooting has taken hostages at a mall.
The shooter’s Facebook account has now been deleted. He had earlier posted updates and photos while carrying out his rampage.
MASS PANIC IN THE SHOPPING MALL OF NAKHON RATCHASIMA, THAILAND AFTER A THAI SOLDIER HAS SHOT AT LEAST 12 PEOPLE DEAD AND CURRENTLY HOLDING SEVERAL HOSTAGES pic.twitter.com/IQx1hglvug
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A private member of a Thai army unit fired automatic weapons on the streets of Nakhon Ratchasima (another name is Korat), at least 12 people were killed and there were many wounded, the Thai Press website reported citing local police on Saturday.
According to the newspaper, the soldier hijacked a military SUV HumVee in the location of his unit located near the city and drove around the city, periodically opening fire from an automatic rifle at people in the streets and buildings.
According to police, the criminal stopped at one of the shopping centers and opened fire on visitors, and then disappeared.
The location of the shooter is still unknown.
Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) is the third largest city in Thailand, the capital of the north-eastern region of the country. The city has industrial enterprises, including automobile manufacturing and agricultural processing.
There are no tourist sites in the city itself, but the Khao Yai State Reserve, which is often visited by tourists, is located nearby.
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