Military Council Shoots Teenage Girl in Tanintharyi Township

By Network Media Group
Tuesday, May 28, 2024

A teenager was grazed with bullets after soldiers under the Military Council opened fire on villages in southern Burma following an ambush by People’s Defence Force (PDF) fighters.

A man from Kadel Lek said the 15-year-old girl was hit in her thigh and head while sitting in her house in the village. Fortunately, her injuries were not fatal, and she’s receiving medical care at Tanantharyi Hospital in the township sharing the same name.

“Many bullets (also) hit the other houses,” a 35-year-old woman told NMG.

Tawbongyi, Palaw, and Taninthayi Yoma PDFs, along with the Bo Hkayin resistance group, planted landmines along the route of the five-vehicle Burma army convoy in Ram Hpoe, Kam Toe, and Bang Lamut. The regime trucks were transporting food rations from Myeik town to Tanantharyi town when they came under attack in the afternoon of May 21.

The regime convoy continued without stopping while firing light and heavy fire into the villages it passed along the route.

Later that afternoon, resistance groups attacked a second junta vehicle convoy also consisting of five trucks carrying food with landmines in Myeik Township, and twice more between Ram Hpoe and Kam Toe and near Bang Lamut, both in Tanintharyi Township.

In the evening, they attacked a seven-vehicle convoy near Ram Hpoe in Tanintharyi Township with a landmine trap.

A day earlier, a PDF said they used landmines to attack a seven-vehicle convoy near Latha in Myeik Township, next to Kam Toe and near Bang Lamut, both in Tanintharyi Township.