Belin, April (14)

About 10 local residents were injured when junta forces fired heavy artillery on Ah Lu Lay village in Mon State’s Belin Township, the locals told Than Lwin Times.

The battle broke out when the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) joint forces attacked the regime troops secretly deployed near the monastery in Ah Lu Lay village around 8 a.m. on April 12.

The junta troops launched at least 10 heavy weapons into Ah Lu Lay village.

The artillery shelling injured nearly 10 local residents, including Daw Khin Lay, Phwa Shan Ma, and Ko Htein Lin Oo, and one of them was in a life-threatening condition, according to a local resident.

Moreover, five local homes were damaged by mortar shells, and the junta set three homes on fire.

Currently, more than 1,000 residents of Ah Lu Lay village are fleeing to the village monastery, the homes of relatives, and the jungles for safety.

According to the KNU’s Allied Oversight Committee, six junta soldiers were killed and two injured in the Ah Lu Lay battle.

News – Than Lwin Times

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