Thai security forces have shot and killed a rogue soldier who went on a rampage in a shopping mall in a northeastern city, ending an overnight siege after a series of attacks that left at least 26 people dead.
Thai police and the army confirmed the soldier had been shot dead at the Terminal 21 mall in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima.
Police have identified the suspected shooter as 32-year-old soldier Jakrapanth Thomma.
The killings began at around 9 p.m. local time on Saturday when the soldier opened fire in a house before moving to an army camp and then to the mall, posting messages on Facebook as he went.
Thai media said the suspected shooter had worked at an army base close to Nakhon Ratchasima, which is about 250 km from the capital Bangkok. Before the attack, Jakrapanth had posted on his Facebook account that he was out for vengeance but he did not say for what.