Nyaunglaybin, May (12)

More than 60 residential buildings, including a school and a Baptist church, were destroyed by arson attacks and artillery fire by the regime troops in Kyaukgyi and Mone Townships in the territory of KNU Brigade 3, said the Karen National Union (KNU).

On May 9, while two homes in Poe Lo No Phoe village, Kyaukgyi Township in Nyaunglaybin District, and 42 homes, one school, a Baptist Church, and one nursery school in Le Waing Gyi Village, were burned down by the military council, according to the statement.

Additionally, on May 4, the junta troops used heavy weaponry to attack the village of Yan Myo Aung in the Mone Township of the KNU, which resulted in the destruction of 18 locals’ homes. According to the statement, the existence of the regime forces made them afraid to go back to their homes.

There are 1,206 local residents from Le Waing Gyi and Poe Lo No Phoe villages in KNU Kyaw Gyi Township and 1,020 residents from Yan Myo Aung village in Mone Township. All the people from those three villages have fled the heavy weapons shelling by the junta army and military activities in the village, and since June last year, they have not dared to return to their villages until now.

According to the information released by the Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN) in February, there are more than 142,000 displaced people in the area of KNU Brigade 3, Nyaunglaybin District.

News – Than Lwin Times

Photo – KNU

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