Of the estimated 800 people killed by security forces after the military coup in Myanmar in February, at least 73 are more children.
Some were playing outside when they were murdered by soldiers and police who randomly fired their guns in Burmese neighbourhoods, some children were at home, while others attended protests, according to the Ministry of Human Rights of the National Unity government.
6-year-old Khin Mayo Chit was sitting on her father’s lap, frightened when junta forces raided her home. She was shot and killed.
A bullet from security forces hit 11-year-old Aye Myat Thu in the head while playing outside her house.
13-year-old Sai Wai Yan was running away from military forces when she was shot in the back of the head.
Some have been killed in airstrikes fired by junta forces attacking ethnic villages occupied by civilian resistance forces.
The Human Rights Department says they are still counting the number of deaths of children killed by security forces and a new list will be updated soon.
According to the latest reports, 26 children were murdered in the Mandalay region and 13 children in Yangon. The ministry says more children have died in Mindat in Chin State, Kani and Demoso in Kayah region, Kayah state.
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