- Web Master
- January 06, 2024
This morning, an artillery shell fired by
Military Council troops landed and exploded in the compound of the general
hospital in Paletwa Township, Chin State, causing injury to a child aged 6 or 7.
Residents of Paletwa Township reported that an
artillery shell, fired by the 289th Infantry Battalion stationed in Paletwa
Township, landed on the staff dormitory near the hospital in Myo Ma Ward at
around 11:00 a.m. on December 8.
A young resident of Paletwa said, "The
artillery shell landed on the staff dormitory in the hospital, causing the roof
to blow open. The 289th Infantry Battalion is engaged in firing artillery
shells at the war zones, and they end up landing in the town."
A resident of Paletwa stated that the injuries
sustained by the child were severe, and there were not many other people
"An RPG round struck the staff dormitory
west of the hospital. Fortunately, there are not many reported injuries.
Concern arises when incidents like this occur in the town. In the past, there
has been no precedent for such incidents," stated the resident.
Residents said that the 289th Infantry
Battalion, stationed in Paletwa Township, fired artillery shells approximately
half an hour before one of the shells struck the general hospital in Paletwa
Township. Following the explosion of an artillery shell within the hospital
compound, the sound of artillery shells ceased.
On December 4, the Arakan Army (AA) captured
the Tarunaing Tactical Operation Command in Paletwa Township. Following this,
the AA launched an attack on another tactical operation command, the Hnonebu
Tactical Operation Command, and the echoes of artillery shells and airstrikes
from the conflict can be heard in the Paletwa urban area.