Naypyitaw: In an unabated attack on the unarmed, innocent civilians of Myanmar, the Myanmar military carried out air strikes on Saturday on a village near the Thai border in territory controlled by an armed ethnic group, the group said, as fears grow of civil war following last month’s military coup.
“They bombed the area… The villagers from that area said two dead and two injured,” a spokesperson for civil society group Karen Peace Support Network said, adding that communication was difficult in the remote region and there could be more casualties.
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A spokesman for the junta did not answer phone calls seeking comment.
The recent attack has been the most significant one in years since the KNU had signed a ceasefire agreement in 2015 but tensions surged after the military overthrew Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government on Feb 1.