Two men accused of being informants for regime shot dead in Kachin 

Two people accused of being informants for the military regime were shot and killed in Mohnyin, Kachin State on Sunday night.

The deceased were a man named Tin Zaw Yu from Mawhun village and another man from Taung Sein Maw village, whose name Myanmar Now has been unable to confirm yet. 

A local from Mawhun, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said two people in civilian clothes entered Tin Zaw Yu’s home and shot him at close range at 7pm on May 9. 

“They didn’t even run. They just shot him and left casually,” he told Myanmar Now. Tin Zaw Yu was a former 10-home elder, a type of local administrative official.

Taung Sein Maw, where the other alleged informant was shot, is a few miles away from Mawhun.

On May 7, a homemade bomb went off at the house of an alleged informant in Lal Thit, in Mandalay’s Myingyan Township. The military later showed up to raid the village, shooting a teenager dead and arresting five people including the teenager’s grandfather. 

Clashes between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the military have grown intense since March after the KIA refused to recognise the junta and threatened to take action if it attacked protesters.  


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