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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar's airstrike of concert draws global condemnation

Western diplomats say military defied its 'obligation to protect civilians'

Charred wooden structures remain at this site in Myanmar's Kachin State after three fighter jets sent by the country's military bombed a concert on Oct. 23, killing scores of people.   © AP

BANGKOK/YANGON -- Myanmar's military government is facing a torrent of international censure as the death toll rises following Sunday's airstrike against a concert held by an ethnic minority separatist group.

There are now at least 60 confirmed dead from the air raid in the northern state of Kachin. The concert featuring a collection of singers and other musicians celebrated the anniversary of the founding of the Kachin Independence Organization, which represents the minority Kachin people.

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