Monk Shot During Fighting In Namtu Township


A Buddhist monk was shot in the leg during clashes between ethnic armed organizations in northern Shan State.

Buddhist monk shoot at leg at Numtu
Buddhist monk shoot at leg at Numtu

The monk’s monastery in Mangsan village was riddled with bullets during fighting between Restoration Council of Shan State and combined forces Shan State Progress Party and Ta’ang National Liberation Army.

Fortunately the monk, who’s 85 years-old, only suffered a minor injury from the attack in Namtu Township on February 27. A man helping him told SHAN the monk, who was ordained when he was 45, is receiving medical care in Lashio. 

According to villagers, homes were damaged and livestock killed after shells struck Mangsan and Nawng Aw on February 28. 

Over 150 residents sought refuge from the violence in Mong Mu village and Namtu town, according to Loung Ba Nyan, who is helping civilians displaced from the conflict in Namtu.

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