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Two members of military-backed USDP shot dead in Yangon Market

Khalid Umar Malik
07 Jul 2022, 17:31 GMT+10

YANGON, Myanmar - According to police, two women were shot dead on Monday morning at the Hledan market in Yangon's Kamayut Township.

According to sources, the victims, sisters Tin Htay Hlaing, 35, and Tin Htay Khaing, 45, were gunned down by unknown assailants around 9 a.m. as they prepared to open their pickled fruit stall at the market.

"They were sisters who owned a shop together." They were both gunned down. "One of them died on the spot, and the other died on the way to the hospital," a man who lives near the market said.

According to the man, the two women were both members of the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP).

"The entire ward was aware that they were military informants because they did not attempt to conceal it." Soldiers and police officers were frequently seen visiting their home," he said.

According to one resident, Khaing visited junta personnel stationed at Yangon University regularly, and other members of her family were also seen openly supporting regime forces during last year's anti-coup protests.

"When the soldiers opened fire on the protesters in Hledan, the victims came out of their house and gave them water, soft drinks, and betel," a local informed.

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