Loikaw, October (14)
At least 70 children were killed or injured when the military council fired artillery shells in Kayah State, according to the data by Karenni human rights watch group.
More than 20 children died as a result of being hit by mortar shells, while the remaining 50 children were injured.
In September alone, more than 20 children were injured in a deadly attack by the military council.
The director of the Karenni State Consultative Council’s human rights group said, attacks on children are unacceptable and that effective measures will be taken.
In addition, Karenni human rights activists requested that international organizations that are silent on the actions of the military council should leave the country officially if they continue to turn a blind eye to this situation.
More than 200,000 people have fled the conflict in Kayah State, and the death toll from the military council’s assault has risen to 321 as of last month.
Since the military coup in Myanmar, more than 350 children have been killed and some children have been taken hostage due to the military’s mortar shelling, air strikes, and terrorist acts.
According to the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH), 65 children have been held hostage in order to coerce their anti-dictator parents, and more than 14,000 children are on the run, with more than half of these children lacking access to education.
News – Than Lwin Times