UN: 18 killed in Myanmar as military fires on anti-coup protesters

The UN Human Rights Office says at least 18 people were killed and more than 30 wounded in Myanmar on Sunday as police and military violently confronted anti-coup protesters across the country. The UN agency said it had received “credible information” that deaths had occurred as a result of live ammunition fired into crowds in Yangon, Dawei, Mandalay, Myeik, Bago and Pokokku. Tear gas and stun grenades were also used, it said. “We strongly condemn the escalating violence against protests in Myanmar and call on the military to immediately halt the use of force against peaceful protestors,” spok…

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