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    Suspected civilian massacre at Myanmar monastery, at least 22 shot dead

    ANN/THE STRAITS TIMES – At least 22 people, including three Buddhist monks, were shot dead at close range in central Myanmar last week, according to a doctor’s post-mortem report, in what opponents of military rule said was a massacre of civilians conducted by the army.

    A spokesman for Myanmar’s junta, which staged a coup two years ago to depose the elected government, said its troops had been involved in clashes with rebel fighters in the Pinlaung region of southern Shan state but had not harmed any civilians.

    Junta spokesman Zaw Min Tun said in a statement that the Karenni Nationalities Defence Force (KNDF) and another rebel group entered the village of Nan Neint after government forces had arrived to provide security with a local people’s militia.

    More details on Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin

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