At least 18 dead in bloodiest day of Myanmar unrest so far, UN says

At least 18 people were killed and more than 30 wounded in Myanmar as police and military cracked down on anti-coup protesters in the country on Sunday, the UN Human Rights Office said. It was the bloodiest day yet in the South-East Asian country since a military coup on February 1 drove people into the streets demanding the return of the civilian government. The UN agency said it had “credible information” that deaths resulted after live ammunition was fired into crowds in the cities of Yangon, Dawei, Mandalay, Myeik, Bago and Pokokku. Tear gas and stun grenades were also used, it said. “We s…

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