Myanmar military admits soldiers killed villagers during interrogation

Myanmar military admits soldiers killed villagers during interrogation

Five men were found in a shallow grave days after being rounded up and led away in the northern Shan State

Five villagers have been killed by soldiers during an interrogation in Myanmar, a senior general said, in a rare admission by the country’s powerful military which promised to prosecute the perpetrators.

Witnesses have told Reuters that soldiers rounded up dozens of men in a remote part of the northern Shan state – an area riven by a long-running ethnic insurgency – on 25 June and led five men away. The bodies of the five were found in a shallow grave a few days later.

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