Myanmar Army Shot and Wounded Two Civilians in Ann Twonship, Rakhine State in Myanmar

 

U Moe Aung, 48, is hit bullet in his left leg and broken by Myanmar army gunshot in Ka Zu Kaing on August 19. 

AN. Sittway. August 21, 2020 

 

Myanmar soldiers based in Ka Zu Kaing Bridge shot at a passenger boat from Sweyt Chaung village at 8 pm on August 19 wounded two villagers.

 

U Moe Aung, 48, was hit by bullet in his left leg, and U U Khin Maung Shwe,42, was wounded in his right leg.

 

The bullet went into the leg of U Moe Aung and broken. He was taken to nearby hospital. 

 

U Khin Maung Shwe told the local news they were moving to IDP camp in Kan Htung Gyi village with the household stuffs by boat. Then the soldiers shot them from the bridge at the night. 

 

Ka Ku Kaing village tract and contained with 38 villages have been sealed off by Myanmar army since last November. Tens of thousands of residents have been fleeing from the village tract and seeking shelters in Ann and other villagers and in upper Myanmar since last summer and in June, and after Myanmar army has launched clearance operations. 

 

Three villagers, including a woman, were killed by landmines last month. Dozens of people have been injured by the shells and bullets fired from Myanmar army in that village tract. 

 

A local human rights documentation institute—Arakan Information Center (AIC) reports until July 2020, Myanmar army has killed 285 civilians, injured 570, and arrested 606 villagers since the military has been launching offensive operations in Rakhine State and Paletwa township in Chin State in January 2019. 

 

AIC reports it has recorded 45 villagers have been disappeared, and 233,451 civilians have been displaced until July 2020. 

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