Burma

Six More Shot Dead in Myanmar by Junta’s Security Forces

By The Irrawaddy 17 March 2021

At least six more people were shot dead by the military regime’s soldiers and police on Tuesday night and Wednesday. Meanwhile several arrests made in different cities across Myanmar.

A 28-year-old father of three, a 25-year-old man and a 20-year-old man were shot dead in Kale Township of Sagaing region at noon on Wednesday when soldiers and police fired shots at anti-coup protesters and local residents. The 28-year-old was shot in the head and the 25-year-old died after being shot in the abdomen. The number of causalities from the confrontation could go higher because about 10 others were hit by gunfire.

Security forces burned down the roadblocks placed to prevent their access to residence in Yangon ‘s Hlaing Township on Wednesday. (The Irrawaddy)

In Yangon’s Hlaing Township, a protester was shot in the head and died during a crackdown on an anti-coup protest. Soldiers and police also detained some male residents, forcing them to remove roadblocks.

Eleven workers from Shwe Kaung Kywel tea shop, most of them in their 20s, were also arrested at the shop in the evening. The whereabouts of the workers is still unknown.

Eleven workers from Shwe Kaung Kywel tea shop, most of them in their 20s, were also arrested at the shop in the evening. (Photo: CJ)

The junta’s armed forces also threatened residents in Yangon and Mandalay, saying they will shoot into every house if residents do not remove roadblocks which have been put in place to prevent access by security forces.

Tuesday night, a 28-year-old man was shot in the chest near his residence in Yangon’s Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township during a crackdown by soldiers and police on a nighttime protest. He died about 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Several casualties were reported when security forces took action against anti-regime protesters at Station Road in Yangon’s Hlaing Township on Wednesday. (The Irrawaddy)

In Chaung-U of Monywa in Sagaing region, a 42-year-old was also shot and killed on Tuesday night.

As of Wednesday, at least 216 people have been killed by Myanmar’s military regime since the Feb. 1 coup.

A doctor in Hlaing Tharyar Township confirmed that the hospital had received a total of 56 bodies of those killed on Sunday and Monday. Two gunshot patients were admitted to hospital on Tuesday, and one person shot by rubber bullet was admitted on Wednesday in Hlaing Tharyar Township.

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