At least 15 killed in junta airstrike on Magway Region monastery

The attack was carried out while civilians and members of the resistance attended a meeting in the monastery, located in liberated territory in Saw Township

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At least 15 people were killed and several more injured in a Myanmar military airstrike on a Buddhist monastery on Thursday morning north of Kyaukhtu town in Saw Township, locals said. 

The aerial attack targeted the site in Akyi Pan Pa Lun village, located within western Myanmar’s rugged Pondaung and Ponya mountain ranges around five miles north of Kyaukhtu, and claimed as a liberated area by the anti-junta People’s Defence Force (PDF). It is also situated on a major road connecting Pakokku, the largest city in Magway Region—where Saw Township is located—with Mindat in neighbouring Chin State.

Hours after the assault, the death toll was reported as 10 by the township’s People’s Administration Team. . .

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