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Myanmar security forces kill over 80 anti-coup protesters -group

Security officers walk down the street during crackdown in Bago

(Reuters) – Myanmar security forces killed over 80 anti-coup protesters in Bago town on Thursday night and Friday, near the main city of Yangon, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) monitoring group and a domestic news outlet said.

Troops used rifle grenades to break up a protest in the town, witnesses and domestic media said. AAPP and the Myanmar Now news portal said 82 people were killed.

(Reporting by Reuters staff; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan, William Maclean)

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