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Myanmar horror: Villagers flee air strike as ‘106 protesters shot dead by security forces’

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Myanmar army fighter jets launched air strikes today on a village near the Thai border in territory, the armed group said. The Karen National Union (KNU), the ethnic armed group that controls the southeastern region, said fighter jets attacked Day Pu Noe village at around 8pm., forcing villagers to flee. Reports said two people had been killed and two wounded, with more casualties feared, according to a spokesperson for the Karen Peace Support Network, a civil society group working in the area.

The attack has provoked an international outcry, with the British ambassador among the diplomatic missions raising concerns that children are among the dead.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the regime had hit a “new low” on Saturday as soldiers and police sought to suppress protests in the deadliest day since last month’s military coup.

Mr Raab said: “Today’s killing of unarmed civilians, including children, marks a new low.

“We will work with our international partners to end this senseless violence, hold those responsible to account, and secure a path back to democracy.”

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