At least three Myanmar students were killed in an early morning military raid in the country’s northwest, a student union said yesterday.
The All-Burma Federation of Student Unions said in a Facebook post that the students had been killed in a raid on an office where activists stayed in the Sagaing region’s Budalin township.
A local villager who declined to be named due to fear of reprisals said the three student activists, aged late teens to early 20s, had died from stab wounds.
“They stabbed knives into their chests. They cut out their tongues,” the villager told AFP, adding that at least five houses had been burnt down in the incident and an unknown number of people arrested.