3 Civilians Die in Cross-Fire as Heavy Artillery Hits Paletwa Town Amidst On-going Fighting

(Paletwa, Chin State – 22nd April 2020):
Residents from Paletwa Town are reporting to the Chin Human Rights Organisation (CHRO) that fighting between the Tatmadaw and Arakan Army (AA) is currently taking place in close vicinity to the town. The town’s population are taking shelter in homes.

Earlier today, at approximately 5 p.m artillery was fired into the middle of the town and exploded between the Myanmar Economic Bank and a nursery school which are located close to the town police station. The blast killed a female employee of the bank, Daw Ei Thandar together with her daughter, 4-year-old Elizabeth Moe Moe Aung, and another child, 9-year-old Maung Maung Win, the son of Daw Myat Lay Nwe.

Another man who worked at the bank was also injured in the blast and is currently receiving treatment.

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