Grandpa, child killed in junta shelling in Kawkayeik

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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

Photo- SBM

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