Kyaikto, March (4)
The regime forces were attacked while they were on their way to deploy secretly in the Daungtaung rubber plantation near Ingabo village in Kyaikto Township under KNU Brigade 1, killing six members, an official from PDF-Thaton District told Than Lwin Times.
The combined force of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), the People’s Defense Force (PDF), the Kyaikhto Revolutionary Force (KRF), and the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front (ASBDF) attacked a military unit of 13 troops around 5 am on March 3.
After the battle, the deceased soldiers were taken away by the regime troops, and the resistance forces were not harmed in the attack.
Then the junta forces continuously fired artillery shells near Kadat Chaung village while preparing to launch an offensive, Ko Aye Min Tun, an official from Thaton PDF, said.
Locals said that the junta soldiers who died in the attack were carried away in two military vehicles and cremated at Taungalay cemetery in Kyaikto, but the exact number of bodies cremated were unknown.
The pro-junta Telegram accounts reported that the attack was carried out by a group led by Lieutenant Maung Oo from the KNU Brigade 1 and a group of PDF leader Myint Oo with a force of not less than 40, and they attacked the security vehicle of military council. And it also stated that only one military soldier was injured during the incident, and an Icon machine and a pistol were seized.
On the evening of February 26, a battle broke out between regime troops and the KNLA joint forces that were marching towards Hngat Pyaw Taw village in Kyaikto Township.
News-Than Lwin Times