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Seven residents, including three children, were killed by the military junta’s bombing in Minkin.

Seven residents, including three children, were killed by the military junta’s bombing in Minkin, Peikkayar

On May 4, seven local people, including three children, were killed when the military council bombed the village 10 miles west of Minkin City, Peikkayar, Sagaing, said the residents.

Among the dead were two 3-year-old children. A 5-year-old child, three women aged between 45 and 60, and a 53-year-old man were involved, said the residents.


On May 4, around 1:00 p.m., the village was bombed by a jet fighter without a fight, said a Minkin resident who did not want to be named for security reasons.

"Until now, seven people have been killed. Eight people have been injured. Those who have died are children over the age of two or three. They have come to the village without any exposure to battle."

A Minkin resident said that the military council's jet fighter fired at the village with around 10 missiles, including a 500-pound bomb.

As of this evening, the military junta has not released anything regarding these events. Gen. Zaw Min Tun, who was authorized to speak at the military council, said in the past that they would not harm civilians.

Peikkayar is a village with around 150 houses, including a basic education school, located on the side of the Monywa-Kalaywa highway.

After being bombed by the Military Council Air Force, around 24 houses in the village were damaged and around 600 residents were forced to flee to safe areas because it was too dangerous to stay in the village, residents said.

According to the Myanmar Institute for Strategy and Studies (ISP-Myanmar), between January and April 2023, the military council carried out more than 362 airstrikes in Karen, Kayah, Chin, Sagaing, and Magway.


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