Loikaw, November (12)

In the war-torn Kayah state, 12 civilians were hit, three of whom were critically injured by mortar shells fired by junta troops during the first two weeks of November, according to volunteers who assist the refugees.

On November 1, four civilians, including a pregnant woman, were injured when a large weapon exploded in Limphongyi and Wanpan villages, Loikaw Township, while on November 4, four people were injured by the military council’s mortar strike in Konesuk village.

In addition, three mortar shells fired by the regime’s artillery unit exploded in Larei village, west of Kayah on the night of November 9.

A large weapon that exploded on a local house in Larei village injured a 56-year-old man in the abdomen.

The junta soldiers continuously fire heavy weapons at the communities and refugee camps in Kayah State, where military tensions intensify, sustaining casualties.

About 200,000 people have been living in temporary shelters and refugee camps since the military coup as a result of fighting between the military council and the People’s Defense Forces in Kayah State, and they have not yet been able to return to their homes.

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