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40 including children-women killed in Arakan State within 1 to 13 June

Eain Soe Phyu, Narinjara News, 16 June 2024


No less than 40 civilians, including children and women, were killed and 64 others injured by the relentless airstrikes with drones and jet fighters as well as artillery shells firing in Arakan State during 1 to 13 June.

The list of victims excludes those 78 individuals killed in Byine Phyu village under  Sittwe township and also the 20 bodies recovered in Aung Taing mouth creek.


If those victims are included, the total number of people killed by the junta forces in Rakhine State will be over 140.


Various  townships like  Pauktaw, Ponnagyun, Kyauktaw, Mrauk-U, Minbya, Maungdaw and Thandwe witnessed the casualties. According to the list, compiled by Narinjara News, the victims comprise monks, women, children as well.


1 June


The junta soldiers conducted airstrikes on Ponnagyun, Rathedaung and Pauktaw localities, which killed a child and two women from Yoe Ta Yote village under Ponnagyun township.  At least six individuals were injured in  Ponnagyun and Pauktaw townships.


4 June


A middle school teacher, who was receiving medical treatment after the Yoe Ta Yote village attacks on 1 June, succumbed to injuries.

Over 24 civilians, including children and women, were injured by artillery shells and airstrikes on Sin Gaung village under Thandwe township.

Moreover, a grade-7 student was injured by airstrikes which hit Pauk Taw Pyin village under  Mrauk-U township.


5 June


At least 14 individuals were killed and 24 others injured due to airstrikes by drones and jet fighters on Sin Gaung village under Thandwe township on 4 and 5 June, said a statement from ULA/AA.


In Myo Taung village, which was hit by an artillery shell, witnessed the killing of two  residents including an elderly Kaman woman.


6 June


Three young people  were injured when a jet fighter targeted Shauk Chaung village under  Kyauktaw township.


Similarly, the junta forces carried out airstrikes in Maungdaw, which killed five Muslims on the spot and injured  many others.


June 8


An artillery shell struck a passenger car on the Ann-Minbu road, resulting in the death of six  people, including a female teacher and a child, and serious injuries to two other residents.


9 June


An abbot and two children (aged 9 and 12) were seriously injured due to airstrikes on Ko Inn Gyi (Mro) village under  Maungdaw township.


Between 6 and 9 June, the airstrikes killed three Muslims from Haw Ri Tu Lar village in Aye Tar Li Yar village-tract under  Maungdaw and injured  five others.


Furthermore, the artillery shells launched by the 5th border guard police battalion in Maungdaw struck Har Bi Muslim village killed five individuals and injured eight others.


An elderly woman from Ah Lel Pine ward was killed instantly when the junta forces carried out airstrikes on Minbya.


11 June


At least ten people were injured due to airstrikes carried out by Y-12 aircraft on Tha Win Chaung, Taung Hpu Taung, Taung Maw Oo and Let Pan Pyar villages under  Pauktaw township.


13 June


Two residents from Baw Di Kone village under  Maungdaw township were severely injured by an artillery shell fired by the Myo Thu Gyi battalion.


Besides these reported cases, there may be more casualties, which Narinjara News is looking for and also documenting. The junta forces, while facing defeats in various battles of  Arakan State, are targeting the civilians and conducting daily airstrikes killing many individual including children and women.




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