Save the Children International has reported that two of its Myanmar staff members were killed in an attack blamed on the military.
According to the organisation, more than 35 remains were discovered in eastern Kayah state, including women and children.
According to the report, military dragged passengers out of their automobiles, arrested some, and killed others before burning their bodies.
The charges have been refuted by the Myanmar military.
The two staff members killed, according to Save the Children, were “both new fathers working on children’s education.” After doing humanitarian activities, they were returning home for the holidays.
The organisation requested that the UN Security Council gather and take measures to hold those responsible accountable in a tweet.
Since the military took control in February, there have been widespread protests in Myanmar (also known as Burma).
Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s elected leader, and members of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party are among those jailed.
Hundreds of people have been killed, including children.
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The burned remnants of automobiles can be seen in photos taken in the aftermath of the suspected attack in Hpruso municipality.
The Karenni National Defence Force, one of the most powerful militias fighting the junta, stated the dead were civilians fleeing the battle, not militia members.
“We were astounded to find that all the dead bodies were of various sizes, including children, women, and the elderly,” a group commander told Reuters.
According to AFP, Myanmar’s military spokesman said fighting erupted in Hpruso on Friday when forces sought to stop seven cars travelling in a “suspect” manner.
According to spokesman Zaw Min Tun, who spoke to the news agency on Saturday, troops killed a number of civilians in the ensuing clash.