Mortar shells kill one local, wounds eight others in Kyaikto

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Kyaikto, January (11)

One resident was killed and eight others were injured when regime battalions deliberately fired heavy weapons into the villages of Kyaikto Township, Mon State, reported by KNU Brigade 1 on January 10.

The two infantry battalions based in Kyaikto launched two 60-mm mortar rounds into Hle Lan Ku village around 7 pm on January 6.

The mortar struck the home of U Kyaw Myint and Ma Mi Phyu and injured U Kyaw Myint, aged 63, and Ma Phyu Hnin, aged 16.

In another incident, the Light Infantry Battalion 207 and artillery unit 310 launched eight mortar shells into Thone Khwa village, killing 26-year-old Ko Zaw Moe Lwin and injuring six others on the night of January 7.

The injured were taken to Theinzayat and Kyaikto hospitals, respectively.

The Junta’s use of heavy weapons against the villages is a kind of violence against the people and a serious violation of human rights, according to an official from KNU’s Thaton District.

The KNU said that more than 300 people from Zeebyaugn, Winkan, Pyinkadoe, Kyaukphyar, and Winkalaw fled after the regime troops repeatedly fired heavy weapons into the villages.

News-Than Lwin Times

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