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    A mass shooting has taken place in the Terminal 21 shopping mall in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand, Thairath News reported, citing police.

    Thai police said that at least ten people were killed and several injured in the shooting at the Korat shopping centre. A soldier with a machine gun first shot dead his commander and two others at a military camp before hijacking a Humvee and started shooting at civilians in the Mueang district of the city, Bangkok Post reported.

    According to the newspaper, Lt. Gen. Thanya Kriatisarn, commander of the Second Army Region, stated that police and soldiers are in the middle of the search operation, hunting the attacker, identified as Cpl Jakrapanth Thomma of Surathampithak camp.

    Law enforcement has advised people to avoid the area of the incident and cooperate with police officers operating on the streetsThairath News reported. The area of the shooting has been cordoned off.

    Nakhon Ratchasima, also known as Korat, is the country’s third-largest city and the capital of the province of the same name.

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