SAGAING DIVISION – The junta’s force stationing in Chaung U, Sagaing Division, fired heavy artillery aimlessly, killing two women from Kyaung Ywar Ward, according to locals.
“The junta’s soldiers started firing at around 9 a.m without any ongoing battles. They fired about 7 heavy artillery and the shells hit the houses. Some people were injured, a mother and a daughter were hit by a shell and died on the spot,” said a local.
The victims were Daw Pauk and her daughter Wah Moe who lived in Kyaung Ywar Ward.
The subordinate troops of the coup leader also stormed Nyaung Pin Te Village, Chaung U Township, firing heavy artillery, on June 18 and shot a civilian who was riding a motorcycle to death, according to the residents.
About 100 houses from Taw Kyaung Lay Village, Chaung U Township were also torched by the coalition of the junta’s force and Pyu Saw Htee on the morning of June 24, according to a statement from Chaung U People’s Defense Force.
The junta’s force and Pyu Saw Htee raided Taw Kyaung Lay Village on June 12 and stationed for two nights, and robbed valuable things belonging to the people. In addition, they burnt down the village when they left and the dead bodies of six villagers were found, according to locals.
Chaung U People’s Defense Force stated that 11 villages; Yar Gyi Taw, Wayar, Si Pakan, Inn Ma, Shwe Hlay, Tapal Inn, Kone Thar, Nagar Bo, Balway, Makyee Tan and Taw Kyaung Lay, had been burnt down by the puppet forces of the junta.