Two women injured by junta’s indiscriminate shooting in Kawkareik


Kawkareik, 24 August

Two local women were shot by regime forces for no apparent reason when they were going to a corn field in Waw lay village in KUN’s Kawkareik Township, reported the Karen National Union (KNU).

Light Infantry Battalion 559 (Waw Lay) opened fire on 18-year-old Naw Phaw Al and 40-year-old Naw Phar Kalay when they did not respond to a call at around 8:00 a.m. on 22 August.

Naw Phar Kalay was shot in the leg and Naw Phaw Al in the hand, and both ran away in fear, according to the KNU statement.

The medical unit of KNU Brigade 6, Dooplaya, is providing medical treatment to the two injured women.

On 19 August, a junta unit stationed near the Taung Kyar Inn Bridge in Kyondoe Township opened fire with heavy weapons after being attacked, killing one local resident and damaging three houses, according to the locals.

In July, one civilian was killed and nine others were injured due to air assaults and mortar shelling by the regime troops in KNU Brigade 6, Dooplaya District, according to the KNU.

 News – Than Lwin Times

Photo: KNU


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