Infantry commander shot dead by sergeant

Oct 7, 2008 (DVB), An infantry officer was killed and another wounded on Sunday when they were shot by a sergeant who then turned the gun on himself, according to sources close to the army.

One officer, a captain who served as a commander in Infantry Battalion 701 based in Hmawbi township, Rangoon division, died on the spot while the other suffered a shoulder injury.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are not known.

The sergeant was surrounded at Ayemya Tharyar near Pyay in Bago division when he turned the gun on himself, sources said.

Reporting by Aye Nai

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