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2 Ponna Kyunt residents injured by a drone attack

  • By: Web Master
  • | Date: 26 November 2023
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The junta soldiers have dropped bombs on populous villages under Ponna Kyunt township in Rakhine State on Sunday by a drone which injured two  local residents.

Ma Win Chay (over 30 years old) hailing  from Khamaung Taw village sustained serious injuries in her left eye and U Sein Tha Tun (64) from Ye Ro Byin village received injuries on his hands.

"A bullet hit Win Che’s eye. She was even accompanied by her children. On the other hand, Sein Tha Tun was sustained wounds on his hands. There is no fighting going on here, but the military council soldiers dropped the bombs by a drone,” said a local resident.

At around 2:40 pm the soldiers dropped the bombs on  Khamaung Taw and Ye Ro Byin villages.

"When I was returning home from the paddy field, I saw a drone was dropping the bombs. Some families had already left the village. Since the fighting began, the LIB 550 battalion  based in Ponna Kyunt started firing with heavy weapons on the villages. Now the remaining families have left their places,” said a farmer from Khamaung Taw village.

As the bombs were dropped, many villagers took shelter in makeshift bunkers.

Both the villages are located on opposite banks of Shwe Mingang seaport creek in Sittwe.

Seriously injured villagers have been sent to  Sittwe city hospital for medical treatment.

On 25 November, Ponna Kyunt  witnessed the shelling attack of the navy personnel that burned down the city market. Traders in the market have to face a huge loss because of the incident.

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