|Red mark area is Paletwa in Chin State where 2 children and bank employee killed|
Sittway: April 22, 2020
Shells fired from Paletwa based Light Infantry Battalion 289 kills three years old girl, nine years old boy, and the bank employee at 4.10 PM today.
The residents in Paletwa township heard artilleries and guns firing from the military base around 2 PM.
Rakhine Ethnic Congress, Sitwtay based refugee documentation organization, reports the shells are landed in the backyard of Myanmar Economic Bank while they are collecting mango fruits.
Myanmar Economic Bank is a state owned back and only has one branch in Paletwa.
Elizabeth Moe Moe Aung, 4 years and an orphan girl, is killed on the spot. The bank security guard U Thein Soe Naing’ and and the bank employee Daw Myat Lay Nywe’s son Maung Aung Naing Win,9, is also killed by the shell.
The shell explosion in the bank compound strikes the government bank employee Ma Ei Thandar, 25, as well.
Nyi Nyi, a resident of Kyauktaw and friend of the bank employees, confirmed the deaths in Paletwa.
“It is murdering the innocent children and the girl is orphan. She is gone for nonsense. Stop it. Stop killing the civilians,” He said.
The senseless killing of children and woman in Chin State is constructed after State Counsellor Daw Aung San San Suu Kyi issued a statement and honored the military officers and soldiers for their bravery fighting against Arakan Army and defending the people and properties in Rakhine and Chin states.
Similarly, Presdient U Win Myaint said the foods were delivered to Paletwa and government was working for stability of the region and delivering effective services for the people.
United Nations, US embassy, and sixteen INGO based in Myanmar issued separate statements and called on Myanmar government to restraint violence.
UN and US embassy called to investigate and bring perpetrators to justice who involved in WHO’s employee dead and injury of government heath worker in Rakhine State two days ago.
Myanmar army also shot and killed a Rohungya man in Minbya township today afternoon when he was working in the farm.
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