27 Dec '11, 6am
Thai policeman shot dead 6 fellow officers before turning the gun on himself (AFP)
BANGKOK (AFP) - A policeman in southern Thailand shot dead six fellow officers before turning the gun on himself after a drinking session in a police canteen turned sour, local police said on Tuesday. The incident, which also left one policeman severely wounded, took place late on Monday in a border patrol police camp in Phatthalung province, some 840km south of the capital Bangkok. 'Seven men were found dead including the gunman and one man has critical injuries,' Phatthalung police investigator Lieutenant Colonel Prasit Singhapol told AFP by phone. Lt Col Prasit said the motive was still unknown but the eight men had been drinking together in the canteen where six of the bodies were found.