Thaton, April (13)

Six junta troops were killed and two others were injured when they invaded the area in Thaton and Belin townships of Mon State on April 12, the representative from PDF-District told Than Lwin Times.

At around 8:00 a.m. yesterday, the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) joint forces attacked the junta troops that came to deploy secretly near the monastery of Ah Lu Lay village in Belin Township.

The attack led to a firefight between the two sides that lasted almost half an hour, during which six soldiers were killed and two others wounded.

It is reported that the suffering junta troops burned down three local houses in Ah Lu Lay village.

In addition, on the morning of December 12, the KNLA joint forces attacked the junta troops that crossed the area between Painnetaw and Nyaung Kon villages in Thaton hit a landmine planted by KNLA joint forces.

There might have been casualties on the junta side during the attack, but the details of the ground situation are still being investigated, said Ko Aye Min Tun, the official from PDF-Thaton District.

As a result of the fighting in Thaton and Balin Townships, nearly 1,000 residents from five villages have fled to nearby forests and safe places, the residents said.

According to the ground revolutionary forces, fighting may get more tense because the junta troops are currently stationed in villages and carrying out military operations.

News – Than Lwin Times

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