Myanmar gov't: Nine killed in crackdown on pro-democracy protesters

September 27, 2007 16:16

At least nine people, including a Japanese national, were killed and 11 wounded Thursday as soldiers in Myanmar opened fire on thousands of anti-government protesters who defied a government crackdown, the government said. Ye Htut, a government spokesman, said riot police clashed with anti-government protesters in the country's largest city Yangon, killing nine and wounding 11 people. Thirty-one government troops were also wounded, he said. A Japanese journalist covering the protests in Yangon for Japanese video news agency APF News was among those killed, a Japanese Embassy official in Myanmar told The Associated Press by telephone.

Related Content

Palestinian activist Rasmieh Yousef Odeh
February 24, 2018
Palestinian ex-terrorist deported from U.S. invited to speak in Amsterdam


Israel Weather
  • 9 - 21
    Beer Sheva
    12 - 19
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 9 - 15
    11 - 17
  • 14 - 26
    11 - 21