Junta launches artillery attack after bridge detonation killing two civilians and injuring four

May 15, 2024

HURFOM: On May 11th, 2024, the resistance armed groups detonated a bomb on the “Kyone Ate” Bridge on the Yangon – Mawlamyine Highway Road in Bilin Township, Mon State.  Following the destruction of the bridge, on May 12th, the junta responded with indiscriminate artillery attacks targeting Shwe Yaung Pya village, Bilin Township.

The 314th artillery regiment launched at least 10 artillery attacks on the village, killing two villagers and injuring another four, according to local sources.

Soon after the bridge was detonated, artillery shells dropped and exploded into the village. The artillery regiment was responsible for the attack. A couple was killed at the spot and two of their children and two villagers sustained injuries. Some villagers have fled their home,” said a resident from Ah Wun Gyi village.

The artillery explosion killed a 40-year-old couple and injured four villagers including two children. At least ten houses were also destroyed.


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