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Violence spinning out of control in Myanmar amid anger over military brutality

The junta has killed 1,159 people and imprisoned over 7,000 since the coup.PHOTO: AFP

BANGKOK - Khayan is a largely rural township in Myanmar near Yangon city. Like much of the rest of the country, it is on an edge.

An army captain was killed there in August in a drive-by shooting. Similarly gunned down was a junta-appointed village administrator who once ran for election as a member of the military proxy, Union Solidarity and Development Party.

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