Tanintharyi, October (25)

According to locals, ten civilians were slain in Tanintharyi Region townships between October 21 and 23.

On October 21, four members of a local family from Kyauksin village, Launglon Township, were shot and killed in their home by the Military Council and Pyu Saw Htee militia group for no reason.

On October 22nd, a driver was slain in an arbirary shooting by the Military Council in Bokepyin Township.

An unidentified armed group also opened fire on two residents of Aungthayet village in Thayetchaung Township, killing one and injuring the other.

On October 23, an unknown armed group shot the middle school headmistress, her husband, and three others in Yebyu Township’s Kyakhattpin Inn village, and four were killed and the other one sustained injurie.

An information officer of the Dawei District Strike Committee condemned the killing of unarmed civilians and said that there was a need to be held accountable for this incident.

The killing of unarmed ordinary people is unacceptable and such cases must be punished by the relevant legal systems, the official of the Taninthari Regional Command said.

There has been an increase in targeted attacks and violence against civilians in Tanintharyi after coup.

According to Southern Monitor, a research group, 267 civilians were killed in Tanintharyi Region until the end of September when the military seized power.

News – Than Lwin Times

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