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- February 18, 2024
At least four children were killed and 10 others
injured in an airstrike by the military junta over a school for the displaced
children in Demoso township of Karenni (Kayah) State, said Karenni National
Defense Force (KNDF) information officer.
Talking to Narinjara News, the
officer added, “Due to the airstrike on Monday in the morning hours, four were
killed and ten injured. Those who died were all children (aged 11 to 13).”
Laymai school, where both war-displaced and local children were studying, faced the bomb. During the strike nearly 200 students were in the school. The pupils were from kindergarten to 8th standard. Some pupils were seriously injured.
"The military junta
intentionally targeted the building during school hours. I want to
emphasize that they are committing war crimes against both the people and
children. But this is not uncommon for them. In Karenni State, they continue
committing war crimes targeting schools, IDP camps and even hospitals,"
asserted the officer.
The local defense forces in
Karenni are advising people to create bomb shelters for children in the schools
and villages. The shelters can be constructed by digging ditches,
reinforcing the soil and placing logs on the top for more protection, concluded