Nyaunglaybin, June (13)

Four civilians were killed in one day amid the military regime’s artillery shelling, arrests, and killing in Nyaunlaybin District, under the territory of Brigade 3 of the Karen National Union (KNU), reported the KNU.

The junta troops stationed at Sinma Hill in KNU’s Kyaukkyi launched a heavy weapon into Petu village around 3 p.m. on June 9, killing one local woman, according to the statement.

In addition, between 7p.m. and 9:30 p.m. that day, the junta troops fired 12 heavy weapons from Kwin Chaugn Wa village of the Mone Township, four of which fell into the village of Yedwinkon Gyi village and exploded, destroying one home and killing a 36-year-old man.

On the same day, regime troops invading Kyaukkyi township shot and killed one local man, and raped and killed a woman. The identities of the two locals killed have not yet been confirmed, but according to the KNU statement, two bodies were discovered floating in the Sittaung River.

More than 10,000 civilians were forced to flee their homes due to artillery shelling, airstrikes, and human rights violations by the junta forces targeting civilians in KNU’s Kyaukkyi Township, according to the statement of the Karen Emergency Relief Committee-Kyaukkyi.

Amid the rainy season, the displaced people are dealing with the issues on health, transportation, building insecurity due to rain and wind, and mental insecurity as a result of the junta army’s military operations, said the committee.

News-Than Lwin Times


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