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16 May 2021

Myanmar: UK and US express concern over reports of military shooting civilians

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Now a hundred days since the coup, Myanmar’s military is fighting on other fronts too.

This includes the town of Mindat in the western Chin state near the Indian border, which government forces have now entered while local militia have retreated.

With Mindat now placed under martial law, Britain and the United States have expressed concern about reports of government attacks – including claims that the military have been shooting civilians.

Violent resistance to the authorities is intensifying around the country and, in some ethnic areas, has escalated into full-scale conflict.