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Four Civilians in Panglong and Paikhun Killed by Regime Attacks

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Regime attacks in southern Shan State have resulted in the deaths of four civilians and injuries to nine others.

According to a local resident from Paikhun (ၾၢႆၶုၼ်) Township, a military council’s jet fighter bombed villages last night, resulting in the deaths of three people, including children, and numerous injuries.

The Karenni Human Rights Group reported that a jet fighter dropped 500 lb bombs on Pekin and Loiyin villages in the western township, resulting in the deaths of a 65-year-old woman, a 3-year-old, and a 15-year-old girl. Among the injured are a 7-year-old girl, a 13-year-old girl, a 15-year-old girl, and a man and woman.

In Pin Sone, Panglong (ပၢင်လွင်း) Township, artillery shelling killed a 4-year-old child and injured 4 others. There are 2 people in critical condition at Taunggyi Hospital, while the remaining injured individuals are being treated at Nawngtayar Hospital.

The Military Council maintains artillery units in Soung Pyoung, Panglong Township, and Htiyi village, Nyaung Shwe Township.

At least 58 individuals, including women and children, have been killed, and 71 others have been injured during two months of clashes in Hsihseng, Hopong, and Panglong townships of Pa-O Self-administered Zone in southern Shan State.

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