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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

20 Killed as Thai Soldier Opens Fire in Shopping Mall, Livestreams Attack on Facebook

Police and soldiers rescued hundreds of people from a shopping mall late Saturday night as they continued to hunt for a gunman who had holed up inside after killing at least 20 people.

The carnage began around 3.30pm when the soldier shot dead his commander and two others at the Surathampithak army camp before stealing weapons and ammunition and fleeing in a stolen Humvee.

He fired at civilians along the route to the Terminal 21 shopping mall, which was packed with shoppers celebrating the long weekend. Many more people were slain inside the mall, where the gunman live-streamed the mayhem on Facebook Live before his site was shut down.

Read more at the Bangkok Post

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