On Saturday, photos were posted to social media showing two trucks and a car set on fire on a road in Hpruso township, Kayah state, with bodies inside.
but there were other corpses in the truck, so charred that we could not count them.
NGO staff attacked
Save The Children then announced that two of its staff had been
taken, and were missing.
We have confirmation that their private vehicle was attacked and set on firesaid the NGO British defense of children’s rights in a statement.
The two employees were returning home after a humanitarian mission in the region, according to Save the Children, specifying to have suspended his works in several regions.
” We are horrified by the violence targeting innocent civilians and our staff who dedicate themselves to humanitarian tasks, helping millions of children in need [au Myanmar]. “
In October, theNGO lamented the destruction of its offices in the western town of Thantlang in a junta bombardment that also razed dozens of houses after fighting with a local rebel group.
According to the Myanmar Witness Observatory,people, including children and women, were burned and killed by the military on the 24thDecember in the canton of Hpruso “,” text “:” 35persons, including children and women, were burned and killed by the military on December 24 in the canton of Hpruso “}} ‘>35 people, including children and women, were burned and killed by the military on December 24 in the canton of Hpruso.
Junta spokesman Zaw Min Tun, for his part, admitted that clashes erupted in Hpruso on Friday after soldiers tried to stop seven cars driving off the road.
They killed a number of people in the violence, told theAFP the spokesperson, without giving details.
Ten months after the putsch
Myanmar has sunk into chaos since the 1er February which ended a 10-year democratic transition. In 10 months, more than 1,300 civilians were killed, according to aNGO local, the Association for Assistance to Political Prisoners (AAPP), which reports cases of torture and extrajudicial executions.
In response, citizen militias of the People’s Defense Forces have sprung up in the country and regularly inflict setbacks on the powerful Burmese army.
Ten months after the military coup against her government, former leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is under house arrest.
In seeking to oust Aung Saan Suu Kyi and stifle his influence and party, the military may have opened Pandora’s box, with new, sometimes violent junta resistance gaining ground, experts interviewed say by theAFP at the beginning of the month.
These analysts point out that hundreds of people have gone to rebel-controlled areas to train for combat and retaliate against the army, going against the principle of non-violence advocated by Aung San Suu Kyi.
And the months of bloody repression have left little room for the type of compromise characteristic of the ex-leader’s government with the military, although the junta says it wants to hold new elections.