By Van Bawi Lian | Myanmar junta soldiers’ indiscriminate firing on November 7 at around 8:30 pm in Hakhathar ward, Hakha, left a 60-year-old woman with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, a relative told The Chin Journal.
“She was inside the house carrying out household tasks when we suddenly heard the sound of gunfire. A bullet struck her right shoulder. We promptly transported her to the hospital,” said a relative.
Residents reportedly heard multiple rounds of gunfire originating from the Myanmar military checkpoint in the Hakhathar ward.
Some locals believe that intoxicated junta soldiers stationed at the checkpoint initiated the gunfire, intentionally aiming at the residential area. This suspicion arose because a similar incident occurred in a nearby village named Hniarlawn, where two civilians lost their lives in the past months.
Meanwhile, intermittent clashes persist between the Chin National Army-led resistance forces and the Myanmar junta army along the Hakha-Thantlang road.