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

By
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

Ohio shooting
June 17, 2018
Suspect dead after 20 hurt in shooting at New Jersey arts festival

By REUTERS