Two dead in army attack on Shan village: NGO

03 October 2015
Two dead in army attack on Shan village: NGO
Armed military troops march as they clear the area at Chin Shwe Haw town of Kokang self-administered area, northern Shan State, Myanmar, 16 February 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

A Myanmar Army attack on a village in Southern Shan State, which left two villagers dead, was tantamount to a war crime, a human rights organisation claims.
Burma News International reports October 2 that the attack occurred on September 12, when about 100 Myanmar Army soldiers attacked Nawng Pa Deb village.
The Shan Human Rights Foundation, a human rights advocacy organisation based in Thailand, said that the attack was on a clear civilian area.
“They [Myanmar Army] fired shells indiscriminately into the village, injuring four men and two women; one of the men later died from his wounds. On entering the village, they kicked and beat one of the injured villagers, whose leg later had to be amputated, and deliberately shot dead an elderly grandmother.”
The Shan Human Rights Foundation reports that the attack came as conflict continues in Shan State and Kachin State between the Myanmar Army and non-state armed groups. 
Courtesy of BNI