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Myanmar’s Post-coup Civilian Death Toll Climbs Past 700

Security guards were injured in a bomb explosion outside a military-owned bank in Myanmar’s second-largest city on Sunday morning. Over the weekend, the brutal crackdown on military junta killed more than 700 civilians.

The country has been in turmoil since the military dismissed private leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1.

According to local media, Myawaddy Bank’s largest branch in Mandalay was targeted on Sunday morning and guards were injured in the blast.

After the blast, there were heavy guards in the area.

The bank is one of many military management companies that have faced boycott pressure since the coup, and many customers are demanding the withdrawal of savings.

Recently, phlebotomy has become intense.

On Saturday, local surveillance groups said security forces had shot and killed 82 anti-coup protesters the day before in the city of Bago, 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Yangon.

AFP-verified footage shot early Friday showed protesters hiding behind a sandbag barricade wielding a homemade rifle as an explosion was heard in the background.

The UN office in Myanmar tweeted late Saturday following the bloodshed of Bago, who said the injured were refused treatment.

Overall, the Political Prisoners Support Association has confirmed the deaths of 701 civilians since the riot.

According to a spokesman on Friday, the number of military junta is much smaller, at 248.

Despite the bloodshed, protesters continued to rally in parts of the country.

According to local media, college students and their professors marched through the cities of Mandalay and Matilla on Sunday morning.

Some carried Eugenia flower stems-a symbol of victory.

In Yangon, protesters raised a flag stating, “We will win, we will win.”





Protesters march against military coup at Launlong Township in Dawei, Myanmar
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Protesters there, like the city of Monywa, wrote political messages such as “must win” on the leaves and called for UN intervention to prevent further bloodshed.

People across the country are urged to participate in torch protests in their neighborhood after sunset on Sunday night.

A turmoil broke out on Saturday in the northwestern town of Tam near the Indian border. There, protesters counterattacked as soldiers attempted to destroy a temporary barricade built to block security forces.

According to locals, two civilians were killed when soldiers began shooting randomly, protesters threw bombs that exploded and capsized military trucks, and more than 12 soldiers Killed.

“Some are hiding. We are worried that people will be hurt in retaliation,” the resident told AFP.

The rise in bloodshed has also offended some of Myanmar’s 20 or so armed ethnic groups, which mainly control the territory of border areas.

TNLA Brigadier General Tar Bhone Kyaw said there was a clash in northern Shan State on Saturday as the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), a national rebel group, launched a pre-dawn attack on police stations. Details.

Local media reported that more than 12 police officers had been killed, but TNLA said the army had retaliated in an airstrike on the army and killed at least one rebel soldier.

State television reported in the evening that a “terrorist armed group” attacked a police station with heavy weapons and fired.

Meanwhile, state media reported on Friday that 19 people were sentenced to death by court martial for robbery and murder, 17 of whom were absent.

They were arrested in the North Okkarapa Township in Yangon. It is one of six areas of the commercial center currently under martial law, where anyone arrested is brought to justice in military court.

Myanmar has been sentenced to death for a long time, but has not been sentenced to death for more than 30 years, said Phil Robertson, deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Asian division.

“It shows that the military is ready to go back to the time when Myanmar was executing people,” he said.



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