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Chin pastor killed by Burmese army after bombing of homes


On the 18th of September, the Burmese Army (Tatmadaw) shelled at least nineteen homes and a government building in Chin state, before shooting dead a Baptist pastor who came out to help put out house fire.


Thantlang township in the Christian-majority Chin state has been under heavy attack by the Tatmadaw. Thousands of villagers have fled to India’s Mizoram amid intense fighting between the local defense forces and the Tatmadaw.

Youth pastor Cung Biak Hmun of Thantlang Centennial Baptist Church was reportedly shot dead as he tried to help one of his congregants save their burning home. He left behind his wife and two sons.

According to UCA News, the Chin Baptist Convention (CBC) has condemned the attack on civilian houses, the killing of the pastor and removing his finger to steal a wedding ring by the military, saying such acts were “shocking and horrible.”


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