Children Killed and Injured in Chin State Explosion

By The Irrawaddy 20 May 2021

A nine-year-old child died and a six-year-old was injured in an explosion in Tedim, northern Chin State around 5pm on Wednesday.

“We don’t know what caused the explosion. The explosion occurred near the house of a ward administrator,” a relative of the nine-year-old victim told The Irrawaddy.

Details of the incident are still unknown as the six-year-old is still receiving treatment. There have been frequent explosions in Tedim since the coup, and the town has also seen a number of its residents shot dead by junta forces.

The child who was injured.

In the most recent incident on May 16, a 30-year-old resident was fatally shot by junta troops on his way back home from a farm.

Chin State has seen daily shootouts between civilian resistance fighters and junta soldiers, with locals fighting regime forces with traditional firearms and rudimentary hunting rifles. Both sides have suffered casualties, according to Chin State-based media.

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