The Burmese military’s air strikes on Tlanglo village in Chin State, Burma Killed Civilians and Destroyed Christian Churches and Residences
April 28, 2023
Washington, DC — Around 2 p.m. local Burma time on April 27, 2023, the Burmese military’s airstrikes killed 2 civilians, injured 8, and destroyed 19 houses, including three churches at Tlanglo village of Thantlang township, Chin state, Burma. Tlanglo village is about 5 miles from the Victoria Camp. The entire villagers have been displaced.
A former pastor of Tlanglo Presbyterian Church and multiple credible sources confirmed with the Chin Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAM) that the fighter jet dropped two bombs. The churches destroyed were: Tlanglo Baptist Church, Presbyterian Church of Tlanglo, and Believers Church of Tlanglo. The sources further reported that there were no military conflicts at Tlanglo village between the Chin forces and the Tatmadaw.
The Chin Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAM) issues the following statement:
- CAM strongly condemns the airstrikes against Tlanglo village. CAM’s January 2023 Report and the air strikes on the civilians at Tlanglo village have further proved that the State Administration Council’s (SAC) actions constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity.
- CAM urges the Biden administration to determine the atrocities against the Chins as war crimes and crimes against humanity.
- Our prayers and thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the dead and the Tlanglo villagers.