Kawthaung, 23 September
The junta army seized and held captive about 30 locals of Kawthaung Township, Tanintharyi Region, reported the Kawthaung People’s Administrative Team.
On 21 September, a nearly 50-strong military column entered Chaung Wa village, firing recklessly with large weapons and small arms.
A 60-year-old man was hit and killed by artillery fire, and more than 30 residents in the village were abducted.
An official of the Kawthaung-PDF said that the whereabouts of the detainees were unknown, and their families were unable to contact them.
More than 350 residents of Chaung Wa and Khamauk Nge fled to Thailand due to the junta attack.
The Kawthaung People’s Administrative Team has issued a warning to the people to be extra cautious as the junta army fires indiscriminately with large and small arms and conducts a series of arbitrary arrests.
News-Than Lwin Times
Photo-CJ (Residents of Kawthaung’s Chaung Wa village fleeing to Thailand to escape junta’s invasion)