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Junta forces shoot at displaced people in Kachin State, killing one

It is unclear what caused the soldiers to fire on the civilians, who were trying to move to a safer location amid ongoing battles between Kachin anti-junta forces and the Myanmar army

A civilian was killed and 26 were injured on Sunday when soldiers opened fire on a group of displaced people near Hkar Shi village in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township, rescue workers said. 

A junta infantry unit stationed in the village shot at a crowd of around 120 people—mostly banana plantation workers, as well as three monks—who were attempting to move to a safer location, according to a monk involved in the rescue effort.

 “We visited the hospital this morning to assist the injured people. One of them died of his injuries today,” said War Shawng Sayadaw.

People displaced by fighting in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township. (Photo: Mon Myat Saydanar Social Rescue Team)

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