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Protesters and mourners took to the streets of Myanmar amid reports of security forces killing three people in Yangon, just two days after 114 people were killed on the bloodiest day since the February 1 military coup.

A man was killed and several others wounded on Monday when security forces fired on one Yangon neighbourhood, media and a witness said.

“He was shot in the head,” Thiha Soe, a witness, told Reuters news agency. “They were shooting at everything on the road, even a Red Cross team. It’s still going on as I’m speaking to you.”

Police and a military spokesman did not comment on the allegations.

Myanmar’s Red Cross told Reuters in a message it was checking the report.

Two people were killed in another Yangon district when security forces moved in to clear protesters’ barricades, a resident said.

“We can confirm two were killed in our ward,” said the resident of the South Dagon neighbourhood who asked to be identified as Win.

“About 15 members of the security forces came and shot all around,” said Win, adding that the security forces were using grenades to clear barricades.

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