US, UN condemn Myanmar junta over reported killing of 11 villagers

Children playing at a camp for internally displaced people in Demoso township in Myanmar’s Kayah state. The UN and US have condemned a reported massacre by Myanmar troops on villagers in Sagaing, northwest Myanmar. – AFP pic, December 10, 2021.

THE United States and United Nations condemned the Myanmar junta over what Washington described as “credible and sickening” reports of the killing of 11 villagers, including children, in a restive central region.

The State Department and the UN secretary general’s statements came as local media and residents said that soldiers seized 11 people from Dontaw village in Sagaing region following mine and bomb attacks on a military convoy a day earlier.

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