Myanmar Army helicopter shot at school Children killed – dozens injured – fresh news

Myanmar Army helicopter shot at school Children killed – dozens injured

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On September 19, Reuters reported that a Myanmar Army helicopter was shot at a school in the village of Let Yet Kone in the central Sakin region of the country. On Friday, September 16, six children were killed and 17 injured, according to local media reports and residents’ revelations. Myanmar’s military said it opened fire as anti-government groups used the school to attack Myanmar forces.

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SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB A child’s backpack and school books are seen at a local school that was damaged by an airstrike carried out by the Myanmar army against the People’s Defense Force, in Sagaing, Myanmar September 16, 2022 in the social media video this is a still photo obtained by REUTERS NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Local Myanmar news websites Mizzima and Irrawaddy reported that army helicopters opened fire on a school in a Buddhist temple in the village. Some children were shot and killed on the spot. while other children died after soldiers entered the village.

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SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB A man watches the body of a child at a local school that was damaged by an airstrike carried out by the Myanmar army against the People’s Defense Force, in Sagaing, Myanmar September 16, 2022 in this social media video still image obtained by REUTERS NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Two residents, who declined to be identified due to security concerns in a telephone interview that dead body The soldiers later moved to another town 11 kilometers away to be buried there. while photos on social media reveal the damage. Including bullet holes and bloodstains in the school building

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A damaged column at a local school that was hit by an airstrike carried out by the Myanmar army against the People’s Defense Force is seen in Sagaing, Myanmar September 16, 2022 in this social media video still image obtained by REUTERS. NO RESALE. NO ARCHIVES. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

The Myanmar Army said in a statement that Kachin Independence Army (Kachin Independence Army), an anti-government group and People’s Defense Force (People’s Defense Forces), an umbrella organization of armed guerrillas branded by the military government. “Terrorists” hide in Buddhist temples and use the village to transport weapons in the area.

The Myanmar Army said that Security forces in helicopters carried out a surprise investigation and were escorted by the Independence Army. and the People’s Defense Force within the village houses and the attacking temples The security forces responded. and that some villagers were killed during the conflict. The injured were taken to hospital for treatment.

The Myanmar army accuses the two armed groups of using villagers as human shields. and seized weapons including 16 hand grenades.

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A table and debris are seen at the entrance of a local school that was hit by an airstrike carried out by the Myanmar army against the People’s Defense Force, in Sagaing, Myanmar September 16, 2022 in this social media video still image obtained by REUTERS. NO RESALE. NO ARCHIVES. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Later the same day, the opposition government supports Myanmar’s democracy. or in the name of The National Unity Government said Myanmar’s junta had attacked targets in schools. He called for the release of 20 students and teachers who were arrested following the airstrikes.

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