TANINTHARYI DIVISION-On Wednesday (May 10), the junta troops reportedly opened fire and raided the village then detained the locals, with their hands tied at the back with ropes.
At around 7 a.m., Junta troops in a truck and three saloons from Dawei, Thayetchang Township, arrived at Nyaungzin Village, searching and raiding the houses along the roadsides of the village center.
Residents and passerbys were reportedly forced to kneel down in front of a tea shop in the village and were inspected by the junta troops. Four of the detainees were taken away in a car, covering their faces and with the hands tied in ropes.
“The troops are probably doing their targeted mission. They opened several rounds of gunfire and heavy artillery fire were also heard,” said a local.
Some locals were deliberately shot by the junta troops but these reports could not be confirmed individually by the media yet.
The whereabouts of the previously four detainees are yet not known. At the time of reporting, more than ten locals are reportedly detained at the village monastery.
“Old women and even children are detained. Several gunshots could be heard too,” said another local at around 2:30 p.m.
Nyaungzin village is on Dawei-Myeik Highway Road and only eight miles away from Dawei City.