Junta shelling kills two civilians in Kyaukkyi

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Kyaukkyi, 6 September

Two civilians were killed when the junta army launched artillery shells into Kyaukkyi Township in KNU’s Nyaunglaybin District, according to a statement released by the Karen National Union (KNU).

The military council’s Kyaukkyi-based Light Infantry Battalion 264 fired two heavy weapons into Na Ywe Pin village around 3:00 p.m. on 2 September, killing one villager, according to the statement.

Meanwhile, a 45-year-old man was killed when 15 rounds were fired from Infantry Battalion 264 into Nwar Ye Chaung village around 11 a.m. on 4 September, said the KNU.

On September 3, two displaced people who were returning to get foodstuff in Thamin Inn Kon village were injured when they stepped on landmines planted by the regime troops when they entered the village.

On a daily basis, the junta army targets citizens in Nyaunglaybin District by launching heavy weapons, airstrikes, and drone attacks while arresting, torturing, shooting, and killing civilians, according to the statement.

According to Karen social organizations, more than 200,000 locals have left due to the human rights violations of the junta army in KUN’s Nyaunglaybin District, and they are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.

News-Than Lwin Times

Photo-KNU

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