Tanintharyi, February (22)

At least five houses and one monastery were destroyed as junta forces fired an artillery shell into Banlaw village in Tanintharyi, the People’s Defense Forces told Than Lwin Times.

On February 18, the PDFs intercepted a military convoy delivering supplies from Myeik to Tanintharyi. The junta battalion fired heavy weapons and backed his forces.

The military council’s artillery shell landed in Banlaw village and exploded, damaging a secondary school and homes but injuring no one.

After the exchange of fire, the junta forces entered the village and took valuables from the homes.

More than 200 students attended the secondary school in the more than 400-house village of Banlaw, but following the military takeover, there were none, therefore, the school was forced to close.

The residents who fled the exchange of fire between the regime forces and the PDFs, and mortar shelling of junta have returned to the village on February 20.

A clash erupted near Bodhikan, Nyaungpingwin village tract of Tanintharyi, in January, and a junta shell hit the local residents, killing some villagers and damaging at least ten homes.

 News-Than Lwin Times

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