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Women, children and the elderly were brutally killed in Kayah State, Myanmar

Violent photographs disseminated online show the remains of a burnt-out truck bed near the village of MoSo in the town of Hpruso in eastern Myanmar.

The Karenni Defense Force, which opposes the Myanmar Defense Force, states that all victims were civilians. (AFP)

More than 30 people, including women and children, were killed and their bodies burned in Kayah State, which was devastated by the conflict in Myanmar.

The Karenni Human Rights Group said it found burned bodies of internally displaced persons, including the elderly, women and children, killed by troops governing Myanmar near Mo So village in Hpruso town on Saturday.

“We strongly condemn the inhumane and brutal killings that violate human rights,” the group said in a Facebook post.

Myanmar troops have said they have shot dead an unspecified number of “terrorists with weapons” from opposition forces in the village, state media said.

People were in seven cars and didn’t stop for the army, it said.

Photos shared by human rights groups and local media showed that burnt bodies remained on the burned-out truck bed.

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Resistance to junta

The Karenni Defense Force, the largest of the few civilian militias opposed to the military regime that led the February 1 coup, said the dead were not their members, but civilians seeking evacuation from the conflict.

Myanmar has been confused since the military overthrows the elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi almost 11 months ago, claiming that her party won the November elections.

International observers say the vote was fair.

Citizens who were furious at the coup and subsequent crackdowns on protesters are armed.

Many local resistance forces have emerged nationwide.

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Source: TRT World and distributors

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