Child among six injured in artillery shellings in Kyaikto, Thaton


Kyaikto, 17 September

Six local civilians, including a child, were injured as the regime troops and police stations launched artillery shells in Mon State’s Kyaiko and Thaton townships in recent days, locals told Than Lwin Times.

On September 14, after the attack on the Theinzayet police station, the police station shelled mortars  into Ywar Lay neighborhood of Theinzayet, injuring 33-year-old Daw Htay Htay Maw and a 16-year-old young woman.

Similarly, on September 15, junta Battalion 2 based in Theinzayet fired at least 10 mortar shells at War Dak Kwin and Thone Khwa Ye Kyaw villages.

The explosion injured 45-year-old U Win Hlaing and his wife, Daw Than Than Aye, from Thone Khwa Ye Kyaw village, and they were taken to the hospital.

On September 8, 13-year-old Maung Zaw Phyo Oo and 38-year-old Naw Khaing Khaing were injured when four artillery shells were fired from a Thaton-based junta outpost.

The junta shelling destroyed seven houses, according to the KNU’s statement.

Karen civil organizations reported that more than 5,000 local residents have fled the junta shelling in KNU’s Thaton District in recent days, and they are in need of humanitarian assistance.

News – Than Lwin Times

Photo: KNU


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