Four children, one man killed in Myanmar junta airstrikes on Karenni schools

The regime routinely targets schools, clinics and other civilian infrastructure in areas under the control of resistance forces

A man and four children were killed and at least 19 others were injured when Myanmar military fighter jets dropped bombs over two schools in Karenni (Kayah) State’s Demoso Township on Monday, according to resistance authorities and rights groups.

The bombs struck schools in the villages of Daw Si Ei and Loi Nan Hpa, located about one mile apart in the western part of the township, between 10:15 and 11:20am, the sources said.

Four children between the ages of 11 and 13 were killed and 14 other students were injured when a 500-pound bomb fell on the school in Daw Si Ei, burying desks, chairs, books, and backpacks under the rubble of concrete blocks, the anti-regime Karenni Interim Executive Council said in a statement. 

In Loi Nan Hpa, another airstrike and heavy artillery fire left one man dead and five others, including two teachers. . .

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