19 Students Wounded after Artillery Fire Hit School in Myanmar

Government Forces and Rebel Fighters Have Denied Responsibility for the Shelling


At least nineteen primary school children were wounded after their school was hit by a shelling in Myanmar on Thursday morning.

Neither the government forces nor the Buddhist rebels have taken responsibility for the attack which happened in the country’s Rakhine state.

The two groups are fighting for the control of the regions since December 2018. The clashes have resulted in the displacement of tens of thousands of people.

The health department confirmed that nineteen students of the school in Khamwe Chaung village in Buthidaung township were wounded and were treated at a nearby military post.

Five patients were later transferred to the hospital.