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Thai solider who killed 20, shot dead; Police

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

09th Feb, 2020. 10:27 am
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Thai solider

Thai solider who killed 20 people in a gun rampage in the Nakhon Ratchasima city of Thailand, shot dead by the security forces.

Thai Police on Sunday said Thai solider Jakraphanth Thomma on Saturday killed his commanding officer before stealing weapons from a military camp.

The suspect continued his attack on the streets and in a shopping centre in Nakhon Ratchasima, also known as Korat.

The gunman, who posted material to social media, was shot dead after being cornered all night in the building.

Moreover His motives for his actions remain unclear.

Defence Ministry spokesman Kongcheep Tantrawanit  said in his statement We don’t know why he did this. It appears he went mad”

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul posted on his Facebook page on Sunday morning.

He congratulated the security forces for their actions in the north-eastern Thai town.

“Thank you police and army for ending the situation. Shooter shot dead!”

Although Officials said that the death toll stood at 20, with 42 wounded, revising an earlier total of 21 dead.

“The official number of the dead right now is 20 and 42 wounded.

Of them, 21 are still in hospital and 21 have gone home,” said Narinrat Phitchayakhamin, head of the Provincial Office of Public Health in the town.

However, it is still possible that the number of fatalities could rise.

How Thai solider killed people?

The soldier opened fire at different locations in the city, which is more than 250km (155 miles) from capital, Bangkok.

Local media showed footage of the soldier getting out of a car in front of the shopping centre and firing a series of shots.

Furthermore Footage circulating online showed panicked scenes, with people fleeing and what appeared to the sound of automatic gunfire filling the air.

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