Kawkayeik, 22 November
The junta shell exploded near Myo Daw Oo monastery in Kawkayeik’s No.2 Ward, Karen State, killed a child and his grandpa and injuring two others, locals confirmed to Than Lwin Times.
The Kawkayeik-based junta army fired at least six artillery shells around 9 pm on 20 November, some of which exploded after landing on two houses.
The explosion killed 70-year-old U Tun Yin (aka U Kalar) and his grandson Maung Phyo Min Khant on the spot.
In addition, U Tun Yin’s son, Ko Khant Moe Oo, and a 50-year-old woman were injured, and Ko Khant Moe Oo, who suffered a bullet wound to her right thigh, was sent to Kawkayeik Hospital.
In the first week of November, five members of a family, including a three-year-old child, were injured when a large weapon exploded in Ward No. 1 of Kawkayeik Township.
Frequent clashes erupted between regime troops and resistance fighters in Kawkayeik, with the junta shelling on a daily basis.
Fighting and artillery shelling have forced local residents to leave the town and move to Karen State’s Hpa-an, and other places of safety.
The Karen National Union (KNU) issued a last warning letter on November 17 to those involved in the administration of the military council in Kawkayeik to leave as soon as possible within a week.
News – Than Lwin Times