Deadly attack against Christian state in Myanmar leaves two dead
The Christian-majority state of Chin, Myanmar continues to suffer from the destruction of worship buildings and other religious institutions at the hands of the ruling military junta.
News of two airstrikes in Mindat village, Chin state, surfaced on July 2. This incident comes after local bishops demanded for the Burmese army to respect human life by putting an end to such violence.
While many took refuge in a nearby Baptist church and school compound during the attacks, several people were wounded and two died in Chat village.
According to the news site UCA News, many people are “internally displaced while thousands more [have fled] into neighboring India’s Mizoram state” due to the attacks. More than “18,000 […] houses, churches, monasteries and schools…have been destroyed during hostilities across the country.”