No Thais were killed by Burmese bombs says army

There were conflicting reports yesterday of Thai residents being killed as a result of the bombs dropped on Karen village in Myanmar near the Prop Phra district in Tak province in northern Thailand.

The media reported there were Thai casualties as a result of the bombing at the border on Friday but the Thai army denied this was the case.

The fighter jet from the Burmese ministry bombed Karen village which is located 100 kilometres away from the Thai district Phop Phra. The Thai army reported that 3 people died in the bombing incident while another 3 people were injured.

Some media reports revealed that all of the victims were Thai causing an outrage among the residents of the kingdom. A large number of Thai people criticised the government and the military insisting they must strike back against the Burmese.

Related news

The Thai army report said some of the victims held dual nationalities, both Thai and Burmese because they lived at the border between the 2 countries. Some held Thai documents and some had Thai ID cards.

The army said it was the responsibility of the Ministry of Interior to deal with the people of 2 nationalities. The military added that the authorities from the Phop Phra district would provide treatment to injured people and administer humanitarian aid to the Karen people who fled for shelter.

The nationalities of the injured people are still unclear but the army emphasised that they would further investigate whether the injured victims had Burmese nationality or not to clear any confusion.

SOURCE: Khaosod | Matichon

World News

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger who focuses on translating breakingThai news stories into English. With a background in field journalism, Petch brings several years of experience to the English News desk at The Thaiger. Before joining The Thaiger, Petch worked as a content writer for several known blogging sites in Bangkok, including Happio and The Smart Local. Her articles have been syndicated by many big publishers in Thailand and internationally, including the Daily Mail, The Sun and the Bangkok Post. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp! But during office hours, you can find Petch on LinkedIn and you can reach her by email at