Junta artillery strike kills pregnant woman in Thaton

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Thaton, December 21

A 30-year-old pregnant woman was killed as the junta army shelled mortars into Kyonmein village in Mon State’s Thaton Township, locals said.

The Thaton-based No. 24 Light Infantry Battalion and No. 402 Artillery launched at least 40 into the surroundings around midnight on 19 December when there was no fighting.

One of the shells exploded in Kyonmein village, killing 30-year-old pregnant woman, Naw PhawTamaw, on the spot.

Residents said that Naw PhawTamaw left behind a three-year-old son, and her funeral was held on December 20 according to village tradition.

Kyonmein village is an area controlled by the KNU Brigade 1 in Thaton Township, and the explosions of artillery shells have often injured or killed civilians.

According to local residents, at least five civilians, including children, were killed by junta shelling in Kyonmein village during the coup.

On November 10, two civilians were killed and two others injured due to artillery fire by the junta army into Paineedaw village, Thaton Township, reported the KNU-Thaton District.

News-Than Lwin Times

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