Myanmar military target civilians in deadly helicopter attack, UN rights office issues war crimes warning  
Occurred in Myanmar on April 3, 2019, at 10:05 AM
Reported by komin via Internet on April 3, 2019, at 9:00 PM in Myanmar

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Speaking in Geneva, spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani told journalists: “The Myanmar military is again carrying out attacks against its own civilians; attacks which may constitute war crimes.”

The conflict between the Myanmar military – known as the Tatmadaw - and the Arakan Army, dates back around a decade.

In the most recent escalation, OHCHR reported that on the evening of 3 April, two military helicopters flew over Hpon Nyo Leik village in south Buthidaung township, firing on Rohingya Muslims who were tending their cows and paddy fields.

At least seven civilians were killed, and 18 others were injured, according to sources in Myanmar.

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