Alleged military informant shot dead in early morning attack at betel stall 

Attackers shot and killed a man in Mandalay Region’s Singu Township on Friday after he was accused of being an informant for the junta, local residents said. 

Aung Myint was at a betel vendor’s stall in Nwal Yone village on the Mandalay-Mogok highway when attackers drove up on a motorcycle at 7am and shot him six times, a local told Myanmar Now.

“Considering they had a pistol, they couldn’t have been from this township,” the local said. “They must have been from some specialised organisation.”

It is the latest in a long string of recent killings across the country targeting local junta officials or people accused of working with them to help identify anti-coup protesters. 

Aung Myint’s name was put on a list that circulated on social media of alleged dalans, informants who help police and soldiers make arrests, according to the resident.  

Numerous people from Nwal Yone village had been detained and tortured after he reported them, the resident alleged. The arrests have helped to crush anti-coup protests in Singu. 

“Many youths are being displaced and many detained. ” said the resident.

It is unclear if anyone has been taken into custody over the killing. 

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