The horrific massacre of nine children and six adults at a school in Sagaing Region shows that the junta’s terror campaign will spare no one.
The deaths and several injuries occurred when regime artillery shells hit a village in Rakhine State’s Mrauk-U Township after AA fighters ambushed junta troops.
According to the Karen ethnic armed organization, nearly 1,800 regime soldiers were killed in clashes with its armed wings in the first five months of the year.
The owner and driver of a vehicle carrying wounded junta soldiers were killed when AA troops reportedly attacked it.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the grenade attack on a pro-junta rally in Tachileik, eastern Shan State.
The group added that regime forces’ artillery and airstrikes have displaced tens of thousands of civilians, creating a humanitarian crisis in southeastern Myanmar.
Two vehicles carrying military personnel struck landmines in Naypyitaw’s Pyinmana Township and one was blown off a cliff, the local People’s Defense Force said.
Three civilian fighters were also killed, it said; the clashes were particularly intense in Sagaing Region.
Nearly 20 occasions on which military regime forces have used vehicles to ram peaceful protesters, including youths and monks, sometimes with deadly results.
A senior police officer was among those injured when a bomb exploded at the Criminal Investigation Department in Naypyitaw.