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18 killed in Myanmar as police, military fire on protesters: UN

Published : 28 Feb 2021, 23:59

  DF News Desk

A man walks across a street next to the city hall of Yangon, Myanmar, Feb. 4, 2021. File Photo: Xinhua.

At least 18 people were killed and more than 30 injured in Myanmar on Sunday as police and military forces "confronted peaceful demonstrations," reported Cable News Network (CNN), quoting the UN Human Rights Office.

The reported casualties make Sunday the deadliest day since the military seized power on February 1, said CNN.

As demonstrations against the military coup which ousted the democratically elected government of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi entered their fourth week on Saturday, security forces began a violent crackdown on protesters in towns and cities across the country.

The UN Human Rights Office said it had received "credible information" about the use of deadly force against peaceful protesters in "several locations" in Myanmar on Sunday, the CNN added.

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