One child injured, some residents arrested as junta opens fire amid no fighting: Thandaung

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Thadaung, March (3)

In the early morning of March 2, the junta troops indiscriminately opened fire on the Botegone village in Karen State’s Thandaung (13 miles), the locals told Than Lwin Times.

The massive force of military regime invaded Botegone village via Ngwe Daung Gyi and Kywe Phyu Daung villages in Thadaung and opened fire with small and large arams.

A child was injured in the attack, and regime troops killed three locals and burned four motorcycles and the home of a Christian pastor.

Among those arrested by the military council, only one has been released, but the other two are still in custody, according to the reports.

 The regime troops destroyed the houses of KNU officials and civilians, cars, motorcycles, etc., in Thantaung and fired indiscriminately with large and small weapons, causing almost 8,000 local residents to flee since the end of January, when there have been military tensions between the junta army and the revolutionary forces in Thantaung (13 miles) of KNU Brigade 2.

According to the release of the Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN), there are nearly 4,000 local people who fled the junta’s military operations and human rights violations in the 2nd Brigade of the KNU, Thadaung (Taungoo District) and they are in need of humanitarian assistance. News-Than Lwin Times

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