Paung, October (28)

The junta forces clashed with the People’s Defense Forces who were at central Kawkan village of Ohndabin village tract in Mon State’s Paung Township on the morning of October 27, the sources told Than Lwin Times.

The Military Council came to attack the residence after learning where the People’s Defense Forces were staying, and a fight broke out between the two groups.

After the two sides exchanged fire, there were arrests and killings of PDF members, according to a source close to the Paung People’s Defense Force (Paung PDF).

People who were shot were brought to the Township Public Hospital while those who were arrested were held at the Paung police station.

However, Than Lwin Times has yet to independently confirm the details of the casualties on both sides of the conflict.

On October 26, the military council arrested 34-year-old Ma Thandar Aung, who was staying in a house in Kyoneka village, Paung Township.

A case has been filed against Ma Thandar Aung under the Anti-Terrorism Section for allegedly being linked with the National Unity Government (NUG), a source familiar with the matter said.

Recently, the Military Council has tightened security in Paung Township and is conducting large-scale searches in village tracts in the southeast of the town.

News – Than Lwin Times

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