Friday, March 18, 2011

FBR: FBR: Burma Army Shells and Burns Village in Northern Karen State

FBR REPORT: Burma Army Shells and Burns Village in Northern Karen State

Karen State, Burma
8 March, 2011

On February 25, 2011, at 3:10am, Burma Army troops from Pla Ko Camp shot 7 mortar rounds at Teh Boh Plaw village, Luthaw Township, Muthraw District. From 7:30 to 9:30am, they fired more mortar rounds and also used an RPG and machine guns as they entered the village and rice field. They burned one rice field shelter belonging to Saw Pah Teh, age 30, who lost belongings worth 50,000 Baht (US$1,600), and also burned one straw hut belonging to Saw La Kay and his possessions. The troops, more than 200 in number, left the village at 1pm. The villagers ran away to nearby villages such as Htee Baw Kee and Teh Boh Hta. An FBR team is now helping these displaced people.

Area around shelled house still burning
Burma Army bullet casings left next to villager's dictionary
Burned house after shelling
Bootprints still evident in villager's rice dumped out by Burma Army
Charred remains of house
Mortar shell casing


God bless you,

Muthraw District FBR



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