Civilians Wounded By Shelling In Indaw

Four civilians were wounded by indiscriminate regime shelling in Indaw Township, Sagaing Region, bordering Kachin State, one of whom is in critical condition.

The army fired six artillery shells at the southern town of Indaw from a camp on a hill that locals call Ration Hill at around 11am on 21 February. Three shells hit Kyaw village, one shell landed in Moe Yu Ywama and the other two hit Nan Nawng.

According to a member of the People’s Defence Force (PDF), who are fighting to overthrow the regime, the victim in critical condition, who suffered a head injury, is a 40-year-old woman from Moe Yu Ywama. She’s in hospital, while the other three, a 78-year-old woman and two men who are 24 and 30, are being treated at their home in Kyaw.

On 3 December, the junta wounded a mother, killing one of her children and injuring another when they fired at Nam Mahok Gyi from Indaw Police Station.

In Indaw Township, fighting is frequent between the allied groups, the PDF and the Kachin Independence Army, and the military.

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