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Myanmar army kills 33 in monastery massacre

The Myanmar army killed 30 civilians, and three Buddhist monks, at a monastery in Nam Hnain village in Pinlaung township in Shan State at 4pm on Saturday.

Earlier that day, at around 11am, the army – or junta – carried out air strikes and shelling on the village, where Pa’O refugees were reported to be sheltering, burning down around 50 houses.

The victims were reportedly hiding in the monastery after being displaced from their homes.

Local resistance group, the Karreni Nationalities Defence Force (KNDF), released graphic and bloody photos of piles of bodies, with multiple gunshot wounds, some of the victims wearing orange Buddhist robes.

Chindwin News Agency reports that the KNDF said…

“The junta asked all the people who took shelter in the monastery to come out and brutally shot them all.”

A KNDF spokesperson told the Kantarawaddy Times

“It was like that Burma

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