Four civilians killed, 12 others injured by junta raid, air strike in KNU territory

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Kawthoolei, 16 November

Military council’s artillery shelling and airstrikes killed four civilians and wounded 12 others in 11 days in the Kawthoolei area of KNU territory, reported the KNU on 15 November.

The regime forces violated human rights and targeted civilians by conducting airstrikes and heavy artillery fire on villages on a daily basis in the KNU-held districts of Thaton, Nyaunglaybin, and Dooplaya between November 1 and 11.

The junta shelling killed two civilians, injured four others, and damaged six houses in KNU’s Thaton District.

Two civilians, including a monk, were killed and two others injured by the artillery fire and air assault. In the meantime, six homes were destroyed in KNU’s Nyaunglaybin District, forcing more than 200 villagers to flee to safer areas.

In addition, six civilians, including a child, were injured and nine houses were damaged due to junta shelling in the KNU-Dooplaya District, according to the statement.

The KNU claims that the military council is committing war crimes like arresting, torturing, and killing innocent people not only in Karen State but also in various regions and states throughout Myanmar.

 News – Than Lwin Times

Photo: KNU

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