Kyain Seikgyi, April (29)
Locals said all civilians who were detained to be used as porters by the military council, have been released in Kyain Seikgyi Township, Karen State.
When regime troops were moving to the Takun Daing police station in Kyain Seikgyi Township to reinforce, citizens were taken along the route.
The military junta used more than 40 villagers abducted as porters to carry rice and bullet boxes and used them as human shields. They were only released after arriving at Takun Daing police station.
Civilians are frequently abducted by military councils in KNU-controlled areas and used as human shields and porters.
A fight between the KNLA and regime troops occurred in Takun Daing village on April 23.
Several civilians were killed and injured as the junta launched heavy artillery shells at the villages.
Thousands of local inhabitants have been forced to escape the battle, including those in Takun Daing hamlet, and they have been unable to return home owing to heavy artillery shellings by the military council.
News – Than Lwin Times