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Three civilians killed by Myanmar military junta in Kalaymyo, Sagaing region

Kalaymyo (Chindwin) : Three civilians, including a 15-year-old boy, killed by the military junta during an operation targeting Ohyin and Innkyaw villages on the other side of the Myittha River in Kalaymyo Township, Sagaing Division on 13 November. 

The junta army is reportedly said to have used heavy weapons shelling several rounds of heavy artillery that landed on villages, according to our source who is based in Kalaymyo. 

As the junta troops stormed in the villages, along with the military informant, they conducted through check-in nearly every household in search of people. The entire villagers fled homes in fear of arrest and killing, running into the jungles and nearby villages for hiding. 

On 13 November, a 15-year-old boy, Maung Chan Aye (b) Nyi Bwar, Aung Tun Oo, aged 25 and Zaw Win, 46 from In Kyaw village, who were working as the village security guards were seen brutally murdered by the junta soldiers with no reasons on the bank of the Myittha River. 

Based on the photos published by Kalaymyo news headquarter – a local media outlet in Kalaymyo, it is found that the 25-year-old Aung Tun Oo was brutally beaten by the military junta before his death. His eyes and lips were broken, and he appeared to have been beaten to death with a shotgun. “No one in the whole village dared to return to the village this morning. I had to go and pick up the body at my own risk. I found it this morning, ” a local who left the village told the media outlet. 

The military troops in cohorts with  fourmilitary vigilantes and one village informant reportedly went from house to house in the village. It is also reported that people with disabilities such as the elderly, people who are suffering from stroke and with health conditions were unable to run away and therefore had to remain in the village.

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