Loikaw, Burma, Jun 16, 2022 / 15:46 pm
Government soldiers ransacked and burned a Catholic church in a village in eastern Myanmar Wednesday, sources told CNA.
St. Matthew Catholic Church in Dawnyaykhu in Phruso Township in Karenni State was gutted by the flames, according to video footage posted by the Karenni National Defense Force (KNDF), a local rebel group fighting the military junta that took over the country’s government on Feb. 1, 2021.
“On June 14th, the military burned down more than four houses in Dawnyaykhu village. On June 15th, the military burned down the Catholic Church in the village for no apparent reason at around 3 pm,” a KNDF official said.
The village saw heavy fighting June 10-15 between government troops and KNDF rebels.