One girl dead, two injured in junta artillery attack in southern Shan State

An artillery shell fired by the Myanmar army in Hsihseng Township hits three teenagers on motorbike while they were fetching water from a nearby village

A 16-year-old girl was killed and two other children were injured after being hit by a junta artillery shell in southern Shan State’s Hsihseng Township on Monday, locals said. 

Myanmar army troops stationed in Hsaikhkawng and Loiput villages, north of Hsihseng town, indiscriminately fired artillery at the village of Twaypu—more than three miles away—hitting three teenage girls who were riding a motorcycle, according to residents. 

The deceased was identified as Nang Sein Mya, while the identities of the two injured survivors, aged 13 and 15, were not confirmed at the time of reporting. 

A representative of the Pa-O National Liberation Army (PNLA)—an ethnic armed organisation active in the area—said the teens were among locals who had been displaced by earlier fighting and were driving to a nearby village to fetch drinking water at the time of the artillery attack. . .

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