Child killed by a mortar shell in Shan State: TNLA

Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA). Photo: Mizzima

An eight-year-old child was killed and seven people were injured by mortar shells that landed in Man-Nane-Awam Village in Kutkai Township in northern Shan State, according to the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA). 

At around 6 am on June 28, eight shells landed in the village. 

Eight people were injured. The eight-year-old child died while he was being taken to a hospital in Kutkai. 

Tatmadaw, TNLA and other people's militias groups are active in the area.  

Mizzima cannot independently verify who fired the mortar shells. 

The Tatmadaw Commander-in-chief’s office did not say anything about the incident.

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