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Junta’s shelling in Thandwe kill 4 Kaman people, injure several others



Eain Soe Phyu, Narinjara News, 23 June 2024

 

At least four Kaman people were killed by shell shrapnel in Thandwe township of Arakan State on 21 June as the junta forces continued artillery firing.

 

A  Thandwe resident informed Narinjara News that the deceased include  Ko  Tun Naing (40) from Zar Di Pyin village, U Maung Nyo (50) from Kyaung Tike village  and two others from Let Pyin village.

 

"The navy personnel from Ngapali fired artillery shells in the night hours. Ko Tun Naing and U Maung Nyo died instantly," added the resident.

 

The junta’s navy personnel  continuously bombarded near the villages like Let Pyin, Kyaung Tike and Zar Di Pyin from 12 pm on 21 June till the next day morning.

 

"Both Kaman and Arakanese communities are now facing hardships," stated the resident.

 

On 21 June, as the Arakha Army (AA) fighters launched the offensive around Pan Chin Pauk village, three miles away from Thandwe township, the  junta soldiers defended the area with the help of army, navy and air force personnel.

 

On the midnight of 20 June, the junta soldiers carried out airstrikes and artillery shelling  near Shwe Hlay village, which resulted in the death  of three displaced women and injuries to two others.

 

The deceased were Daw Kyi Sein (88), Daw Ma Saw Thein (54) and Daw Khin Yee (51), who hailed from Sin Gaung village and sought refuge in Shwe Hlay village.

 

Maung Tun Hla Zaw (17) and Daw Ma Nge (70) from Shwe Hlay sub-township sustained injuries.

 

The junta soldiers are also conducting artillery shelling and airstrikes on residential villages outside the conflict zones, leading to an increase in casualties every day.

 

 

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