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Myanmar junta airstrike on Sagaing Region monastery kills 17 civilians

A 5-year-old and a Buddhist monk were among the civilians killed in the aerial bombing of a village monastery in Indaw Township, where junta soldiers were guarding them

A nighttime bombing raid by the Myanmar junta’s air force killed 17 civilians including a 5-year-old child and a Buddhist monk in Indaw Township, Sagaing Region on Saturday, resistance and local sources said. 

Fighters from the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the Kachin People's Defense Force (Kachin PDF) said that around 9pm on the evening the airstrike occurred, they had carried out a joint attack on an army base in the township’s Nant Thar village, located some seven miles northwest of Indaw. 

The junta forces had rounded up around 40 local civilians and locked them in the Nant Thar village monastery before junta warplanes bombed the monastery at around midnight, according to the resistance fighters. 

The civilians killed in the airstrike included a 5-year-old boy and his mother, a Buddhist monk in his 40s, and 14 other adults between 30. . .

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