Kawkayeik, June 8

A child was killed and two others injured when junta forces fired heavy artillery at Ywar Dan Shae village in Karen State’s Kawkayeik Township, according to the KNU’s Dooplayar District.

On June 7, at around 9:30 a.m., the Hlaing Wa Artillery of the military council based in Kawkayeik deliberately fired two large weapons into the village, said the statement.

Daw Tapi, 43, and her four-year-old daughter, Nan Yae Wadi, were injured by the weapon fired by the junta forces, and Saw Kyaw Than Aung, 12, was killed by shrapnel.

The military council has frequently carried out artillery shelling, aerial bombardment, and reconnaissance around Kawkayeik Township of KNU Brigade 6, resulting in civilian casualties or injuries and the destruction of many residential buildings.

On June 6, when there was no fighting, the regime forces carried out an airstrike in the San Pha Lar village of Kawkayeik Township in the territory of KNU Brigade 6, damaging one school and four houses, including some fruit trees.

Locals said that the junta troops destroyed the roads connecting to Kawkayeik, which was placed under martial law in May, with excavators, and that they are constantly firing heavy weapons at the surrounding villages.

News – Than Lwin Times

Photo: KNU

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