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Three people, including a junta army officer, shot dead in Yangon

The killings in Hlaing township come a month after an anti-junta group killed two ex-officers in the same area.

By RFA Burmese 2022.10.20 -- Military council Army officer Cpt. Myint Swe has been shot dead along with his wife and another army serviceman in Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon.

Myint Swe, his wife Yadanar Oo and a colleague Aung Ko Min were killed as they returned to the captain's family home in Hlaing township on Thursday at around 9:30 a.m. according to local residents. All three died on the spot, a source - who did not want to be named for safety reasons - told RFA.

"[Mying Swe] was going back to his parents' house. They were shot near the Thiri Myaing bus stop. I heard the sounds of gunshots in the neighborhood and I learned that the victims were a captain, his wife and a comrade," said the source, adding that Baho Road, where the three were killed, had been closed by junta soldiers who searched the area. The road has since been reopened.

No group has claimed responsibility for the shooting, the second time in a month army officers were targeted in the township. On Sept. 24, retired Brig. Gen. l Ohn Twin and his son-in-law, former Cpt. Ye Tayza were shot dead by an anti-junta group called Inya Urban Force.

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