Terrorist attack in Thailand: the military stole an SUV and shot 17 people

According to Thai media, a local military officer, senior sergeant (corporal) Chakraphan Thomma, shot his commander with an automatic rifle, stole a car (SUV) from a military unit and drove through it in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) of the province of the same name (north-west of the country), opening fire on people. Then the killer stopped at the Terminal 21 shopping center. At the mall, he also started shooting at people and took about 20 people hostage.

It should be noted that, at the same time, the “shooter" -the attacker shot everything on the camera while conducting an online broadcast with Facebook (his account was later deactivated). Currently, the killer and his hostages are on the fourth floor of this shopping center. Hospitals of the mentioned city announced the reception of blood to help the wounded. The shopping center is surrounded by police; traffic in the area is completely blocked.

The motives of the killer are not yet known. Local media reported that the killer during the broadcast reported that he had a cramp (the finger was tired of putting pressure on the trigger). After that, the killer asked if he should surrender to the authorities. He mentioned that he was "tired" and "can no longer move a finger."

I carefully monitor the situation. He instructed the police and the military to detain the shooter in the near future

- wrote Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-Ocha in his Twitter account.
  • Photos used: SSGT STAN PARKER, USAF / wikimedia.org
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  1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 8 February 2020 18: 59
    The "child" of globalization. There is nothing to strive for. The values ​​imposed on society do not roll. So the kukund is tearing up. Understands that everything. Fight not fight. Live not live - a gray void ahead. He would make a good revolutionary. But at the wrong time and in the wrong place was born.
    1. commbatant Offline commbatant
      commbatant (Sergei) 9 February 2020 13: 02
      Quote: Observer2014
      The "child" of globalization. There is nothing to strive for.

      The guide told us that the service in the Thai Armed Forces is honorable and that they have a competition (completed for hire), a soldier who has served two contracts in a row in the Army, is provided with a good pension for life ....

      But at the wrong time and in the wrong place he was born.

      Not at all. In the south of Thailand there are separatists.

  2. commbatant Offline commbatant
    commbatant (Sergei) 9 February 2020 13: 46
    According to Thai media, the local military senior sergeant (corporal) Chakraphan Thomma

    There is no such military rank as the senior sergeant in the Royal Armed Forces of Thailand and the corporal has never been tantamount to the title of Art. c-nt ..., corporal or equivalent to our ml. s-ntu or our corporal (in many armies there is no intermediate rank between private and sergeant) .... accordingly, the Thai nonsense could not report the above nonsense in this article ...