Junta air strike injures four civilians including two children in KNU Brigade 3

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Mone, 24 November

The junta army conducted air raids in KNU Brigade 3 of Nyaunglaybin District for two consecutive days, injuring four civilians, including two children, reported the KNU.

The military council’s air force attacked the villages of west Wat Tu, Thinganpin, Zalotegyi, Sharpinchaugn, Manyeinsu, Ngarsihlaw, Tesu, Thaekon and Nganwarseik in Mone Township on November 20 and 21.

The jet fighters and helicopter gunships strafed the villages six times while dropping seven 500-pound bombs.

The air raid injured four civilians from Nganwarseik village, including two children under five years old and a woman, as well as two cows and one buffalo, and destroyed some houses.

On November 16 and 17, the attack helicopter fired at Thaekon village six times and dropped two bombs on Thamine Innkon village with two helicopter gunship attacks in KNU Brigade 3.

A house of a local resident was bombed and burned down to ashes by junta air assault, the statement said.

Frequent fighting occurs between the junta army and KNLA joint forces in KNU’s Nyaunglaybin District, and civilians were injured or killed as a result of the junta’s targeted attacks.

News-Than Lwin Times

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