Myanmar junta forces reportedly kill 20 civilians in fresh clashes

Myanmar junta forces reportedly kill 20 civilians in fresh clashes

Myanmar security forces clashed with catapults and armed crossbows in the delta of the Ayeyarwady River, killing 20 people. If confirmed, the death toll will be one of the worst violent days in the country in almost two months.

Khit Thit Media and the Delta News Agency reported on Saturday that 20 civilians were killed and further injured after villagers tried to fight when soldiers attacked residents for weapons.

Local surveillance groups estimate that about 845 people have been killed by security forces since the military defeated the democratically elected government on February 1.

The clash broke out in his Hlayswe village before dawn on Saturday, 150 kilometers (100 miles) northwest of the main city of Yangon, and soldiers came in search of weapons for at least four of them. Said. Locals who acted as intermediaries said.

The villagers had only crossbows and soon suffered several casualties, “said an anonymous inhabitant for fear of revenge.

State television news reports that three “terrorists” were killed and two were arrested when security forces attempted to arrest a man accused of plotting against the state. .. ..

MRTV National Television reported that security forces were attacked with compressed air guns and arrows. After the shooting, the bodies of three assailants were found, he said.

A government spokesman did not respond to a Reuters call for comment on domestic violence. Reuters was unable to determine the number of deaths caused by him.

This is one of the worst violences since the Aiyawadi area was attacked. This area is an important rice-growing area where both Bummer and Karen, an ethnic minority, make up most of the army.
After opening an isolated country through twelve democratic reforms, the army has been able to curb civilian anger since the Army killed elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. I had a hard time.

Since the coup, conflicts have broke out in the border areas and dozens of ethnic units have been up for decades. The junta has been hit by daily protests and devastating strikes.

The Shueg junta’s People’s Defense Forces said they had attacked a police station north of Shueg with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) on Friday night.

Reuters couldn’t ask KIA for comment.

In eastern Myanmar, MBPDF (Mobye People’s Defense Force) said it had clashed with the military on Friday, killing four “terrorist soldiers.”

Despite the turmoil, Myanmar troops rarely hear calls to abandon the occupation of enemy nations. The junta welcomed the first major foreign visitors this week, the chairman of the International Committee of the Red Cross and his two special envoys of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

A meeting between junta leader Min Aung Hlaing and an Asian delegation caused anger in parts of Myanmar on Saturday, raising the ASEAN flag in Mandalay’s second city.

A secret opposition government established by opposition to the junta said it had lost confidence in ASEAN’s attempts to resolve the crisis after its visit on Friday.

On Sunday, Thailand expressed concern that the junta refused to accept her five-item “consensus,” violence, political debate, and its content, which she agreed with her ASEAN in April. did. I called for a leave of absence.

“We are closely watching the progress of Myanmar, especially the development of violence in many parts of the country,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanny Sangrat said in a statement.

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