CNA Staff, Nov 11, 2021 / 08:41 am
A Catholic cathedral in the Diocese of Phekhone in Burma’s Shan state was among several structures that were reportedly hit by military artillery fire on Nov. 9 amid continuing armed clashes between government and rebel forces.
An unnamed source quoted by the news site Radio Veritas Asia said that at least five artillery shells “fell on the church,” which was identified in the report as the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.
“Small arms and light weapons were fired” but “there was nobody in the city,” the source was quoted as saying. The report said the bishop's car and an ambulance were also hit.
The report said this week's artillery attack was the third since the Burmese military known as Tatmadaw took power in a coup on Feb. 1.