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Witness, official: Myanmar troops massacre 11 civilians


Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) — According to a witness and other reports, Myanmar government troops rounded up villagers, some believed to be children, tied them up and slaughtered them. An opposition leader said the civilians were burned alive, as repression of resistance to a de facto coup takes an increasingly brutal turn. He said Tuesday’s assault was apparently retaliation for an attack on a military convoy. A video of the aftermath of the attack showed the charred bodies of 11 people, lying in a circle amid what appeared to be the remains of a hut. Outrage spread both inside and outside Myanmar as the graphic images were shared on social media of the assault. Human Rights Watch said it was similar to other recent attacks.

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