Two novices injured by junta shelling in Kawkayeik

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Kawkayeik, 29 November

A monastery was destroyed and two novices were injured when the junta army fired artillery shells into Anphalay village in Karen State’s Kawkayeik Township, reported the KNU.

Artillery 312, based in Hlaingwa, fired 120 rounds of heavy artillery at Anphalay village south of Kawkayeik at 5:30 p.m. on November 27, and four mortar shells landed in the monastery compound and exploded.

Two novices from Anphalay village, aged 16 and 14, were injured by bullets and are receiving medical treatment, while the monastic building and drinking water shelf were also hit and damaged.

On November 20, the artillery shell exploded in No. 2 Ward in Kawkayeik, killing 70-year-old U Tun Yin and 15-year-old Maung Phyo Min Khant.

Meanwhile, another explosion injured five family members, including a three-year-old child, in No. 1 Ward in Kawkayeik on 4 November, according to loacals.

In the wake of the military coup, the military council army targeted civilians and constantly fired into the villages with heavy weapons in Kawkayeik, causing the displacement of the local population.

News – Than Lwin Times

Photo – KNU

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