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In Thailand, an attack in a nursery causes the death of at least thirty-two people, including twenty-three children

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A shooting broke out in a nursery in Thailand on Thursday, October 6, killing at least thirty-two people, including twenty-three children according to a new report. A previous police report reported thirty dead, including twenty-three children aged between 2 and 3 years.

The assailant, who attacked the establishment with a gun and a knife, killed his family before committing suicide, announced Thursday, October 6, a police colonel from Nong Bua Lamphu province. Jakkapat Vijitraithaya said the shooter, a 34-year-old former policeman, killed his wife and child.

The attack began at 12:30 p.m. local time (8:30 a.m. French time), in a nursery, before the assailant fled by car and hit several pedestrians, according to Colonel Vijitraithaya. A shooting perpetrated by an army officer, who had argued with a superior, occurred in February 2020 in Thailand in a shopping center in Nakhon Ratchasima, killing twenty-nine people.

The World with AFP