Hpapun Incident Report: Tatmadaw killed villager's buffalos in Bu Tho Township, March 2018


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Hpapun Incident Report: Tatmadaw killed villager's buffalos in Bu Tho Township, March 2018

Published date:
Thursday, July 26, 2018

This Incident Report describes how the Tatmadaw Southern Command Headquarters, Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) #351, also known as the Tha Bo Battalion, shot and killed a S--- villager's three buffalos in March 2018 when fighting broke out between the Tatmadaw and Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA). The victim, Saw R---, reported this case to the village head, village tract leader and Karen National Union (KNU) leaders, but they could not resolve this case for him because the buffalos were killed by the Tatmadaw.


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