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A crack special forces unit stormed the Terminal 21 shopping centre in Korat, Thailand, after an active soldier took shoppers hostage

A soldier has gone on a mass shooting rampage in a city in Thailand and left at least 20 people dead in a bloody massacre.

The crazed military officer opened fire in Nakhon Ratchasima – also known as Korat – in north-eastern Thailand this afternoon.

The attack in the northeastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima began late in the afternoon at an army barracks, police told AFP.

“He stole an army vehicle and drove into the town centre,” police Lieutenant-Colonel Mongkol Kuptasiri.

Local media reported the gunman seized weapons from the army arsenal before embarking on a shooting spree in the center of the town.

In a fast-moving incident, authorities could not confirm local media reports the gunman had taken up to 16 hostages.

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