Sunday 26 December 2021

Myanmar: Charity personnel missing after deadly 'army attack'

International charity Save the Children says two of its personnel are missing in Myanmar after more than 30 bodies were found following an attack blamed on the military.Troops forced individuals from their automobiles, apprehended some, killed others and burned their bodies in eastern Kayah state, the charity says.

Women and kids are believed to be amongst the victims of Friday's incident.The military states it killed a variety of armed terrorists in the location.Mass demonstrations have actually been taking place throughout Myanmar (likewise referred to as Burma) considering that the military seized control in February.

Chosen leader Aung San Suu Kyi and members of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party are among those apprehended.Numerous people, including children, have actually been killed.In a statement on Saturday Save the Children condemned the attack, which it states left at least 38 individuals dead.It said two employee travelling home for the holidays after humanitarian work were caught up in the event and stay missing.

"We have verification that their personal lorry was assaulted and burned out," the charity said."We are horrified at the violence performed versus innocent civilians and our staff, who are committed humanitarians, supporting millions of kids in need across Myanmar," Save the Children's chief executive Inger Ashing included.She stated investigations into the event were continuing.

The Karenni National Defence Force, among the biggest of the militias opposing the junta, stated the dead were not militia members but civilians looking for haven from the dispute."We were so stunned at seeing that all the dead bodies were different sizes, consisting of kids, females and old people," a commander from group told Reuters news agency.

A representative for Myanmar's armed force stated battling had broken out in Hpruso on Friday after its troops attempted to stop 7 vehicles driving in a "suspicious way", according to AFP.

Troops had killed a number of individuals in the ensuing clash, spokesperson Zaw Min Tun informed the news agency, without offering any further information.

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