FBR REPORT: Children Shot and Killed by the Burma Army

Ler Doh Township, Nyaunglebin District, Western Karen State

26 March, 2010


On the 22rd of March, at 4:30 PM, Burma Army troops from LIB 369 entered Kaw Hta village, Ler Doh Township and shot and killed 1 woman and 2 children. Troops shot and killed Naw La Pwey, a 37 year old woman, Naw Paw Bo, a 5 year old girl, and Saw Hta Pla Htoo, a 5 month old boy. They also shot and wounded Naw Pah Lah, 26 years old, the mother of the two children. The Burma Army also burned down 9 homes in the village while the rest of the villagers fled.

The surviving mother is now being treated by medics in a hiding place as the Burma Army continues their attacks. Due to the attacks in this area, starting in January, over 3000 people remain displaced.

Thank you and God bless you,

Free Burma Rangers

Nyaunglebin District, Karen State



Map showing area of report
Burned Village
IDPs fleeing at night
Naw La Pwey, 37 year old woman shot and killed by the Burma Army
Naw Pah Lah, 26 years old mother of the two children, shot and wounded by the Burma Army
Naw Paw Bo, 5 year old girl shot and killed by the Burma Army