Displaced Civilians Injured by Myanmar Junta Mortar in Sagaing

By The Irrawaddy 2 June 2022

Four displaced people, including a five-year-old, were injured in fighting between Myanmar junta troops and resistance forces in Nat Chaung and Nat Myaung villages in Kale Township, Sagaing Region, on Tuesday.

Following a mine attack by Kale People’s Defense Force (PDF) near Nat Chaung on Tuesday, junta troops attempted to torch the village and adjacent Nat Myaung, resulting in a clash with resistance groups.

The clash lasted about half an hour and displaced people taking shelter at Nat Myaung’s monastery were injured by a mortar shell, said Ko Ei Soe from the Kale PDF.

“Four people, including a child, at the monastery were hit by mortar fragments,” he told The Irrawaddy. Two were seriously injured and needed medical treatment.

Junta troops reportedly torched more houses between Saturday and Monday and killed a mentally ill man in southern Kale, said Kale PDF.

Clashes also took place in Nat Chaung on Wednesday, although details are unknown.

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