At least 43 children in Myanmar have been killed by armed forces since a military coup in the nation two months in the past, a humanitarian group stated Thursday.
Previously 12 days, the variety of children killed in the violence-torn nation has doubled, in accordance with Save the Children.
The fatalities since Feb. 1 embody a 6-year-old woman and a 14-year-old Mandalay boy who was reportedly shot useless at his house, the group stated.
“We’re shocked that children proceed to be among the many targets of those deadly assaults, regardless of repeated calls to guard children from hurt,” the group stated in a press release.
“It’s particularly horrifying that a number of of those children have been reportedly killed at house, the place they need to have been secure from hurt.”
Myanmar has been ravaged by protests since the military overthrew the Aung San Suu Kyi elected authorities, citing unsubstantiated claims of fraud in a November election that her occasion swept.
Suu Kyi and different members of her Nationwide League for Democracy (NLD) have been detained and hit with varied fees.
With Publish wires