12 Protesters Killed as Troops Attack Pocket of Resistance in Northwest Myanmar — Radio Free Asia

12 Protesters Killed as Troops Attack Pocket of Resistance in Northwest Myanmar

Military junta forces fired rocket launchers and grenades to dismantle a protest camp in a city near Myanmar’s border with India Wednesday, killing 12 protesters in a region of northwest Myanmar where civilians have inflicted casualties on troops.

In a heavy crackdown that started before sunrise in the Sagaing region city of Kalay, security forces used heavy weaponry to smash the protester encampment dubbed “Fort Tahan” built to shield anti-coup demonstrators from gunfire by police and soldiers.

Witnesses said at least 12 local residents, including protesters, were killed, and many others were injured in Kalay. They were among at least 26 civilians killed Wednesday during nationwide crackdowns by Myanmar security forces on Wednesday, witnesses in various locations said.

Source: 12 Protesters Killed as Troops Attack Pocket of Resistance in Northwest Myanmar — Radio Free Asia