A child severely injured by junta’s artillery attack in Thaton

February 6, 2024

HURFOM: On February 1st, 2024, a nine-year-old child from Kaw Hline village, Thaton Township, Mon State sustained a severe injury resulting from a military junta artillery attack.

The 9th Light Infantry Battalion, based in Thaton launched two indiscriminate artillery attacks, and the shells exploded in Kaw Hline village. The artillery debris broke Saw Thet Nine Htwe leg bone.

The army has launched artillery attacks every day. A child staying at his home sustained severe damage. His leg bone was broken. The entire village is frightened,” said a Kaw Hline resident.

The village is under the control of Thaton District Karen National Union and the military junta has been targeting the village with artillery attacks every day. 

On January 30th, 2024, two 15-year-old children from Pha Lan Taung village, Hpa-An Township, Karen State were also injured by the junta’s artillery attacks.


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