Three locals injured by junta’s artillery shell in KNU territory

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Nyaunglaybin, March (10)

Three local residents were wounded in an indiscriminate firing by the regime forces in Shwekyin Township under KNU Brigade 3, Nyaunglaybin District, reported the Karen Human Rights group.

The junta army, which is based at Kwindalakgyi village, fired 24 artillery shots at Waikyo and Pyinye villages in Shwekyin, injuring a 53-year-old resident.

Meanwhile, another mortar shell hit Thaiktukon village in Shwekyin around 10 am on March 8, injuring two villages, the KHRG said.

The injured were taken to a clinic of the KNU’s Karen Department of Health and Welfare (KDHW) for medical treatment.

Locals claim that a large number of local residents have left the region to seek refuge as a result of the junta army’s reckless firing.

In the area of the 3rd Brigade of the KNU, the military council is often carrying out artillery fire and committing human rights violations, causing many local people to be injured or killed, and some have fled to safety.

As a result, more than 140,000 locals are fleeing to safety and urgently need humanitarian aid, according to the Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN).

News-Than Lwin Times

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