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Woman killed by junta’s airstrikes in Minbya

Thinzar New, Narinjara News, 10 June 2024

A woman was killed by the airstrikes in Minbya town of Arakan State on Sunday. Daw Yin Yin Aye (43) hailing from Ah Lel Pine ward died instantly by military junta’s airstrikes.


The junta soldiers conducted airstrikes with a jet fighter at around 3 pm on 9 June targeting the vicinity of Kyein Taung pagoda and residential wards in Minbya.


A bomb landed in Ah Lel Pine ward and hit the lady with shrapnel and she died on the spot.

Another bomb struck Dhammi Kar Yone monastery near Kyein Taung in Ah Lel Pine ward and it completely destroyed the monastery, said a local resident.


"The monasteries are being deliberately targeted. In the past, many monks sustained injuries by the airstrikes. They must be evil people," added the resident.


In the last 6 months,  8451 private houses, 19 schools, 9 hospitals, 61 religious buildings, and 13 bridges were destroyed, said Arakha Army (AA) spokesperson U Khaing Thukha at a press conference held on 8 June.


He also added that  319 civilians were killed and 1,146 were injured due to artillery shelling by the junta forces.

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