Tanintharyi, 5 June

Two civilians were shot dead in Tanintharyi and Thayetchaung townships, Tanintharyi region, where armed clashes are intensifying between the military and local resistance forces.

Locals said to Than Lwin Times that Aung Kyaw and his companion on a boat in the river in Nyaungpinkone village of Taningharyi Townhsip were fired around 3 pm on 2 June. The former was dropped into river with gunshot injury and the latter escaped in swimming.

The body of Aung Kyaw was found in water of Sindin village on 3 June morning.

In another incident, a vehicle loaded with watermelons en route from Dawei to Myeik was attacked near  Thayetchaung township around 9 pm on the same day, killing its driver San Ni who was from Sandar Wut village in Myeik Township.

 Than Lwin Times has not identified independently any organization responsible for the attack on driver.

Local research organizations have recorded that nearly 400 civilians have been killed in Tanintharyi region in the past two years of military coup.

News—Than Lwin Times

Photo– CJ

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