September 6, 2023
In Karen State, Than Daung Gyi Town, locals said that two residents, including a 9-year-old child, were killed by the military council’s heavy weapon fire on the Taungoo-Than Daung road.
Than Daung 7-mile military camp, Htone Bo Gyi camp subordinate to the Military regime and the Military Council Army in Leiktho City are firing with heavy weapons almost every day at the Than Daung Gyi City and Pyar Sakhan village.
The 7 Miles Military Camp subordinated Military Council Army fired heavy weapons on September 5th at around 9:00 a.m. They hit and exploded a house on the road leading from Pyar Sakhan Village to Ywar Gyi Village resulting in 2 locals death, including a 9-year-old child and a 52-year-old man, and then 2 people were injured but not seriously.
“As for the big weapon, there is firing from the Leiktho military camp sometimes. They shoot at unsuspecting areas with heavy weapons. Yesterday, they fired towards the village of the Pyar Sakhan, hit a house, a child and an old man died and 2 were injured but there is no need to worry,” said a resident.
According to a resident of Pyar Sahkan Village, moreover, the military council trooped and raided in the vicinity of Than Daung Gyi town, and has been firing heavy weapons in the direction of Than Daung Gyi Town and Leiktho town since last middle of August.
“Villages near Leiktho have been avoiding the war for a long time, and if the situation calms down, they return to the village. If the shooting happens again, they have to flee again. Because there are so many columns, our area is narrow and there are many checkpoints, so we cannot mention the names of the villages,” said a resident who did not want to be named.
In addition, due to the heavy shooting, more than 250 residents of two villages in the north of Than Daung Gyi town have fled the war in the garden areas.
Last July 30, two residents of Pyar Sahkhan Village were killed due to heavy weapons and indiscriminate firing by the Military Council Army, according to local news sources.
News – Ko Phyo
Photo: Thandaung Mupoe
Phar Si Than (People’s Radio Myanmar)