One civilian killed, three others injured by junta artillery fire in Thaton

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Thaton, May (20)

One civilian was killed and three others wounded as the junta launched artillery shells into Painne Taw villae in Mon State’s Thaton Township, the secretary of KNU-Thaton District told Than Lwin Times.

On May 14, the combined forces of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and resistance forces conducted a pair of attacks on the regime camp at Painne Taw.

After the attack, the junta troops fired at least 20 rounds of heavy weapons into the village, hitting houses and killing and injuring civilians.

The military council’s artillery fire killed 42-year-old Saw Zaw Zaw from Tharthanargon in Painne Taw village, and injured his wife, Naung Kyi Myaing, and daughter, Naw Thazin Aye, and 69-year-old Ti Shwe Lay from Pinnetaw village.

The junta artillery fire caused the destruction of seven homes in total: two homes in middle Painne Taw village, two in Wanbeinn village, one in Tharthanargon, and two homes in Htinyarlu village, and killed one goat.

After that battle, the junta fired mortar rounds at the villages, with thousands from seven villages, including Wanbeinn, Pinnetaw, Min Lwin, and Htinyarlu villages, fleeing to safety.

News – Than Lwin Times

Photo – CJ

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