Thantlang Centenary Baptist Church (TCBC) is among 49 structures burned to ashes following deliberate shelling by junta’s troops on November 24, 2021. The latest attacks mark the third major time in three months, which destroyed more than 250 buildings in a town of just over 10,000 residents. The town has been evacuated since September 18 when junta troops launched rockets into the town and shot and killed a 31 year-old pastor Cung Biak Hum of Thantlang Centenary Baptist Church. Soldiers cut off his finger and stole his wedding ring.
The troops are from Light Infantry Battalion 222, Light Infantry Battalion 269 and Light Infantry Division 22.