By Van Bawi Lian | Myanmar junta soldiers’ indiscriminate firing on November 7 at around 8:30pm 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 in her house doing household chore when we heard the sound of gunfire. A bullet hit her right shoulder. We rushed her to the hospital,” said a relative.
Locals heard several rounds of gunfire reportedly coming from Hakhathar checkpoint where Myanmar junta soldiers are stationing.
Some locals believe that intoxicated junta soldiers at the checkpoint released the gunfire, intentionally aiming at the residential area, because similar incidents happened in a nearby village, Hniarlawn, which killed two civilians during the last few months.
Meanwhile, sporadic fighting between the Chin National Army-led resistance forces and the Myanmar junta army continued along Hakha-Thantlang road.
Two junta fighter jets yesterday afternoon bombed Tenuar mountain located between Hakha and Thantlang. No casualty of the airstrike reported at the time of this writing.