By Van Bawi Lian | Myanmar junta troops, operating in Kalaymyo township, set fire to several houses and a church in Nanchaung village on December 12, displacing hundreds from their homes.
“The junta soldiers entered Nanchawng village at around 6 a.m. yesterday and started torching houses at 7 a.m. The Foursquare Church and 19 houses have been reduced to ashes,” a villager told The Chin Journal.
The Chin National Organization-Upper Chindwin Region (CNO-UCR) issued a report confirming that 20 houses, along with a church, were destroyed on December 12, and hundreds of civilians from three surrounding villages were forced to flee their homes.
In light of the escalating violence, the resistance group PDF-Kalay issued a statement, advising locals in Northern Kalemyo Township not to travel due to the precarious situation in Nanchaung village.
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