Two civilians killed, seven others injured by landmines, artillery shelling in Kyaukkyi

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Kyaukkyi, 5 October

Two civilians were killed and seven were injured due to the landmine explosion and shelling by the junta army in Kyaukkyi Township under the territory of KNU Brigade 3, according to the Karen Emergency Relief Committee’s statement.

The regime forces are continuously committing brutal acts such as artillery shelling, airstrikes, laying mines, invasion, arresting and detaining civilians, and using the people as human shields in Kyaukkyi Township.

The artillery and army units under the command of the Southern Military Command, including the Air Force, fired 86 rounds of heavy weapons at villages and laid mines in community areas between September 1 and 30, causing damage and death to livestock animals.

The people in the township face social insecurity as the regime troops are continuously committing human rights violations against the civilians in Kyaukkyi Township, the statement said.

Strongly condemning the targeted terrorist attacks on the public, the Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN) calls for an immediate end to the violence and for the humanitarian aid necessary for the safety, livelihood, education, and health of the people fleeing the war.

According to a report released by the Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN), more than 200,000 people fled their homes due to the military council’s attacks and human rights violations in the KNU Brigade 3-Nyaunglaybin District.

News-Than Lwin Times

Photo-KNU

(photo- people fleeing junta air strikes in KNU’s Nyaunglaybin District)

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