Two residents of a village in Sagaing region’s Kale township have been shot dead by junta troops, according to locals.
They said the men were shot while farming the fields of Lay Ein Su village.
Locals identified the victims as 64-year-old Poe Ni and his 24-year-old son-in-law, Aung Htay Win.
Villagers found the bullet-riddled bodies after junta forces burned down a People’s Defense Forces (PDF) camp near their village and two houses outside the village.
A local, who declined to be named for security reasons, told RFA what happened.
“Two houses in the village were burned down,” the resident said. “The burned houses provided food and assistance to the defense forces. A pro-military informant showed where the houses were and asked for them to be burned and they [the junta forces] burned down Kale’s urban guerrilla camp.”
He said both bodies were cremated by villagers.
Military Council Spokesman Zaw Min Tun refused to respond to an RFA inquiry about the incident.
At a news conference in the capital Naypyitaw yesterday he said the Military Council must not negotiate with the terrorists, but must suppress them through counter-terrorist methods.
This content originally appeared on Radio Free Asia and was authored by By RFA Burmese.