Rome Newsroom, May 25, 2021 / 09:00 am
Four people were killed after the Burmese army shelled a Catholic church in the early hours of Monday.
The National Unity Government of Myanmar (NUG), which describes itself as the country’s legitimate governing authority following a Feb. 1 coup, said that four civilians were killed and around eight others injured when the military fired a heavy artillery shell at a Catholic church in Kayan Thar Yar village in the eastern Kayah State.
The NUG said in a statement that the attack occurred at 1 a.m. on May 24. The statement was accompanied by photographs showing a church with a demolished roof and a floor covered with bloodstains, clothing, and debris.
The NUG, which was formed on April 16, said that children and elderly people were hiding in the church after fleeing their homes amid bombardment.