Myanmar army beheads two civilians and a resistance fighter during raids in Kani, Sagaing Region

The killings were perpetrated west of the town of Kani as the military attempts to drive resistance forces out of the area with ground attacks and airstrikes

Junta soldiers killed two civilians and a member of the resistance this week in Sagaing Region’s Kani Township, beheading the men in question, according to sources on the ground. 

A 70-soldier Myanmar army column based in Kani’s administrative centre carried out raids on villages west of the town on Monday, reportedly murdering the individuals in question between the communities of Htoo and Taung Pauk. The bodies were found the following day and cremated by area residents. 

“They cut off the resistance fighter’s head and hung it on a fence,” said a member of the anti-junta People’s Defence Team, whose comrade was the individual slain. 

He did not reveal the name of the man; the identities of the two civilians killed alongside him were not confirmed. 

Raids were also carried out east of Kani in Nyaung Pin Win, Ta Zei Chaung. . .

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