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Mung Lai Hkyet, which has no inhabitants

Mung Lai Hkyet, which has no inhabitants.

Mung Lai Hkyet refugee camp and village near Laiza, Kachin State, which suffered a heavy attack by the Military Council on October 9, is now completely devoid of residents and only ruins can be seen.

The village of Mung Lai Hkyet is about three miles away from the Kachin Liberation Organization (KIO/KIA) headquarters in Laiza. Before, a total of nearly nine hundred people, including war refugees and villagers, lived there. Now, they are all relocated and sheltered in the nearby Waikyaing refugee camp.

One of the war victims said that because of a nightmare on the night of October 9th, he no longer dared to go to Mung Lai Hkyet village. "Usually, big weapons fell, but nothing was as special as that night. Now I don't want to go to that village. Even if they pay hundreds of thousands of moneys to build a house, I don't dare."

A total of 29 people, including 11 children, were killed and 57 were injured due to a massive attack on the Mung Lai Hkyet refugee camp on October 9.

The military council accused the Kachin Liberation Army (KIA) of exploding a cannon, but the area was inhabited by civilians who had nothing to do with the military. The KIA has recently sent photo evidence to some diplomats, including the Special Advisory Council for Myanmar (SAC-M) and China's special envoy to Myanmar, along with photographic evidence that only the military council side bombed. International human rights groups said that this act was a large-scale attack and constituted a war crime.


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