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1 killed, 6 injured as junta navy fired artillery shells over Zedi Pyin village

Thinzar Nwe, Narinjara News, 23 May 2024


An elderly man was killed and 6 others, including a woman, were injured when the navy of junta forces fired artillery shells over Zedi Pyin village near Mayu mountains of Arakan State.


The deceased is identified as U Maung Chan Aye (69) from Ma Nyin Taung village, who was fleeing the conflict in Zedi Pyin village under Rathedaung township.


The injured individuals include Daw Thein Thein Nyunt, U Phyu Tha Oo, Maung Myo Min Khant, U Aung Kyaw Sein, U Kyaw Soe Than and Ko Lin Chey, who were also fleeing the conflict areas.


A local resident informed Narinjara News that on 21 May in the early morning hours, the navy personnel, stationed in the sea near Tha Win creek, fired artillery shells without any provocation. At least four artillery shells exploded in Zedi Pyin village.


"The entire Rathedaung remains under the control of Arakha Army (AA) for a considerable period. The  people were living peacefully, but the junta forces suddenly fired artillery shells," added the resident.


The injured individuals were sent to nearby hospitals. They sustained injuries on their legs, arms and other parts of bodies.


The AA announced the capture of Rathedaung on 17 March. Meanwhile some displaced persons could not return back to their places as there are still a lot of junta planted landmines in certain areas.


According to HDCO, between 13 November 2023 and 21 March 2024, at least 179 civilians were killed and 468 were injured due to airstrikes and artillery shelling by the junta forces in Rakhine State.


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