11 schoolchildren killed in Myanmar air strike


A man grieves over the body of a young victim of an air strike on a school building in Depeyin township in Myanmar’s northwest Sagaing region, a day after an attack on the village by a Myanmar military helicopter. – AFP pic, September 20, 2022.

AT least 11 schoolchildren died in an air strike and firing on a Myanmar village, the United Nations children’s agency said, an attack the country’s junta said targeted rebels hiding in the area.

Myanmar has been in chaos since the military seized power in a coup in February last year, with nearly 2,300 civilians killed in a crackdown on dissent according to a local monitoring group.


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