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Myanmar army bombed civilians, killed more than 100 including children

Myanmar's army fighter jets dropped bombs on a crowd gathered outside Pajigi village in Kanbalu township of Sagaing province. The army carried out an airstrike on Tuesday. More than 100 people including children have been killed in this attack.

By Team Pardaphash 
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The Myanmar army carried out an airstrike on a village in which more than 100 people died. Women and children were also among the dead. It is said that the event was organized by opponents of the military regime, in which ordinary people participated. The reaction of the United Nations has also come on this incident. The United Nations has described it as a disturbing incident. According to news agency AFP, Myanmar’s army has confirmed an airstrike on a village, in which more than 100 people were killed.

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This information was received through a member of a pro-democracy group and independent media. The army overthrew the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi in February 2021. Since then, the military has carried out frequent airstrikes to quell protests against his rule.

The United Nations has condemned Myanmar’s military airstrikes on civilians. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk issued a statement saying that the reports of the airstrikes are deeply disturbing. He said the victims appeared to include school children dancing at the event and other civilians attending the opening ceremony, which was bombed by military helicopters.

The eyewitness said, “The office of the group was destroyed in the shelling. Around 30 people were injured in the incident. The helicopter was fired upon while evacuating the injured,” he said. Around 150 people had gathered for the inauguration ceremony and the dead included women and 20-30 children, he said. He also said that leaders of anti-government armed groups and other opposition organizations were among those killed. The group’s office being opened on Tuesday was part of its administrative network

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