Child among two killed in junta shelling in KNU’s Shwe Kyin


Nyaunglaybin, 31 August

Two civilians, including a child, were killed when regime troops fired mortar shells into Shwe Kyin Town in KNU’s Nyaunglaybin District, according to the Karen National Union (KNU).

On 29 August, the military council’s Infantry Battalion 264 fired three rounds of heavy weapons into the village of Pyin Ye Gyi in Shwe Kyin when there was no fighting.

A seven-year-old child and a woman were killed, and three other civilians, including a woman, were injured in the shelling fired by the junta army, according to the statement.

At least three local people’s houses in Yedwonkon and Pyin Ye Gyi villages were reportedly damaged in the explosion.

On the same day, a villager was injured when Light Infantry Battalion 439 fired a mortar shell into Lattat Kyi village of KNU Moan Township, according to a statement.

The Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) reported that the military council’s shooting attacks targeting civilians in the KNU’s Nyaunglaypin District have caused fear and insecurity among local civilians, and they are facing many challenges in accessing food and adequate medical treatment.

News: Than Lwin Times

Photo: KNU


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