Three civilians killed in junta airstrikes near Sagaing Region’s border with India

Myanmar military aircraft bomb the town of Khampat—which is under the control of the National Unity Government—in an assault on an area that has not seen recent clashes

The junta bombed the town of Khampat in Sagaing Region early on Monday morning, as well as villages in Kalay Township around 15 miles south, killing three people and injuring several more, according to local sources. 

At around 2am, military aircraft struck Khampat, which is under the control of the publicly mandated National Unity Government (NUG) and located in Tamu Township near the Indian border. The casualties were identified as 18-year-old Kyein Shint Nwam and 38-year-old Paung Lein Htang, residents of the town’s first ward. 

“Around two bombs fell in Ward 1—when the bombs fell, the bodies were blown away by the force of the explosion,” a resident of Khampat told Myanmar Now, noting that the individuals were from different households. 

Another airstrike at the same time targeted the village of Saw Bwar Ye Shin, on the road connecting the town. . .

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