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Thai PM defends security at military base after soldier's killing spree

2020-02-10 09:40:00       source:The Guardian

February 9, 2020

Thailand’s prime minister has denied suggestions that arms were not properly secured at a military base where a rogue soldier stole multiple weapons before killing at least 29 people in a mass shooting.

Prayuth Chan-ocha described the attack as unprecedented and responded abruptly when he was asked about details of the operation to stop the attack and about the theft of the weapons.

“This was not carelessness. We don’t leave the arsenal depot alone – we had people guarding it,” he told reporters. The gunman was killed by police on Sunday morning following an overnight operation.

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