26 October 2021
Repeated fires in Kar Paung Kya village Taze township
Kar Paung Kya
Kar Paung Kya (ကာပေါင်းကျ) village in Taze Township (တန့်ဆည် ), has been the site of repeated reports of attacks and fires. Footage uploaded to social media shows damaged structures. Kar Paung Kya (ကာပေါင်းကျ) has reportedly been targeted by the military due to its history of pro-democracy and PDF activity in the village and surrounding areas. In April 2021, Myanmar Now reported a violent military crackdown in Taze Township (တန့်ဆည်), where thousands of people from the surrounding areas had reportedly taken part in pro-democracy protests. The village was reportedly stormed by the military in May 2021 and again in August 2021. Locals speculated that was retaliation for the murder of two men from Kar Paung Kya (ကာပေါင်းကျ) who were accused of being military informants.
Read Myanmar Witness’ report for more information.