KUTKAI, Myanmar — Shelling directed at a Bible school in Myanmar injured four male students in a campus dormitory.
On Nov. 3, Myanmar’s military, called the Tatmadaw, fired on the school, which is a ministry of Kachin Baptist Convention in Kutkai Township in Shan State, reported the relief group Barnabas Fund.
The four men suffered shrapnel injuries when a shell hit a tree. They were treated at a hospital.
The Tatmadaw staged a coup in February 2021, seizing power in the mostly Buddhist country. For a number of years, the Tatamadaw has targeted certain populations for persecution. Among those are the predominately Christian Chin, Kachin and Karen ethnic groups, Christian communities in Kayah and Shan states, and mostly Muslim Rohingya, said Barnabas Fund.
The Tatmadaw occupied Moebye in Shan State for several days in September and placed mines around a church.
Myanmar (also called Burma) is No. 12 on Open Doors’ 2022 World Watch List of places most difficult to be a Christian.