According to the puppet government of the past administration, the military regime of Myanmar has been responsible for the bombing of the Kant Balu village in the Sagaing area on Tuesday, which resulted in the deaths of around one hundred people, mostly children, and women.
According to a statement released by the Ministry Ministry of Labour of the National Unity Government (NUG), the attack led to the deaths of dozens of innocent civilian populations and the injury of numerous others, including women who were pregnant and children.
The Ministry of Labour described the attack as a horrific act that represents a war crime.
Publication of local news The Irrawaddy stated that a military aircraft fired on the town while residents were gathering there to celebrate the inauguration of the new township office. The aircraft also reportedly dropped two bombs on the community.
The military government has not yet issued a statement regarding the purported attack in a public forum. CNN has attempted to contact a spokeswoman for the military junta, yet to have received a response.
After the air attack, images and videos that were released by The Irrawaddy as well as other local news media showed bodies of casualties along with demolished buildings, debris, and vehicles from the attack.
CNN wasn’t able to independently verify the genuineness of the video or the photographs.
The Union PM of the NUG, Mahn Winn Khine Thann, expressed his grief over the aerial murder on Twitter. He called it “heartbreaking.”
Since the military staged a coup in February 2021 and took control of the government of Myanmar, there have been thousands of deaths across the country.
A popularly elected leader named Aung San Suu Kyi was overthrown by a military dictatorship and eventually condemned to 33 years in prison in proceedings that were kept secret.
It has violently suppressed anti-coup demonstrations, arrested reporters and political detainees, and carried out the execution of numerous prominent pro-democracy activists, bringing criticism from advocacy activists and the United Nations.
After 2 years, the Southeast Asian nation is still being rocked by the bloodshed and turmoil that began two years ago. Because of the economic downturn, there are shortages of fuel, food, and other essential goods.
According to a statement released by the United States Department of State last month, the United States government imposed a new set of penalties on two individuals who allegedly have connections to the military as well as three firms that are owned by those individuals.