Myanmar junta troops murder seven IDPs in Karenni’s Shadaw Township

The victims were all displaced civilians and included a pregnant woman and three children, local sources reported

Seven displaced civilians, including a pregnant woman and three children, were murdered by regime forces in Karenni State’s Shadaw Township on Sunday, according to Karenni sources.

“Two women with disabilities, a pregnant woman, three children, and a man were killed by junta troops. They were detained and used as human shields and guides before being fatally shot,” said Ko Benya of the Karenni Human Rights Group.

The children were aged three, five, and seven, he added.

A representative of the Karenni Nationalities Defence Force told Myanmar Now that the victims were killed by regime reinforcements that arrived in the area by helicopter on Sunday.

“Around 70 junta troops were sent from Mong Ping in southern Shan State to Shadaw Township on Sunday evening. They detained seven people from three displaced families,” he said.

“Our comrades discovered their bodies on Monday morning. All of the victims were shot in the. . .

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