(Pictures of the lady who was killed are included in this report and are graphic)
On March 7, 2005, the Infantry Battalion 78, led by Battalion commander Khin Maung Win planned an ambush on three Karen soldiers in Dooplaya District, Southern Karen State.
When villagers ran into those Burma Army soldiers, they shouted and fled. One woman in the group of villagers,Naw P.T., shouted as the soldiers tried to take her infant. A Burma Army soldier shot four times at her within a 10 meter range, and she died instantly. Naw P.T. was the mother of a 6 year old girl and an infant under four months old. Three other villagers were wounded in the attack by the Burma Army. Among the wounded were a 5 year old child and his grandmother. The grandmother’s right eye was seriously wounded.