September 21, 2022, 07.54 PM

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The military accused the rebel fighters of using civilians as human shields and said it had seized mines and explosives from the village.

“Security members gave necessary medical treatment and arranged to send patients to a nearby hospital,” the military said in a statement.

Junta spokesman Zaw Min Tun on Tuesday accused the KIA of taking villagers to a monastery and then firing on troops from there.

A villager contacted by AFP rejected the military’s suggestions there were fighters in the area.

“They just attacked the school. They say someone attacked them, then they fought back but this is not true,” said the villager, who spoke on condition of anonymity for their own safety.

The villager said the military had taken away some of the bodies and detained multiple people, including children and teachers.

ASEAN has led so far fruitless diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Myanmar. The group's leaders meet in Phnom Penh in November.

Sources: AFP, VOA

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