At Least 6 Policemen Dead after Attack on Police Post in Myanmar

At least six police officers were killed, including one who was part of the attack on a police outpost on Thursday by anti-coup protesters in Myanmar.

Anti-coup protesters from Tamu township in the Sagaing region killed five police officers in a grenade attack, led by another police Thang Hou Gin who supported the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM), Myanmar Now reported. 

The Myanmar military retaliated with firing a machine gun which also killed the 25-year-old Gin. 

“As they were retreating after throwing the hand grenades, the military opened fire with machine guns. The CDM officer was killed about 200 meters from the outpost,” a social worker told Myanmar Now. 

Gin, who was an ethnic Kuki was buried on Friday morning according to his ethnic customs. 

There are now 564 people killed, including 47 children in the violent crackdown by the junta since February 1, according to rights group Assistance Association for Political Prisoners on Sunday. 

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