Thaton, June (3)

The attack on two checkpoints at the Donthami Bridge on the border between Karen and Mon states killed eight people, including a deputy police chief, according to the chairman of the KNU’s Allied Oversight Committee.

The two joint checkpoints of the junta soldiers and policemen at Donthami Bridge were raided by the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and PDF joint forces with heavy and small arms at around 6:00 a.m. on June 1.

Seven policemen, including deputy police chief, Thiha Zaw of the 22nd Police Battalion, were killed, while a sergeant was also killed and nearly 10 others were injured.

During the battle, a machine gun, five firearms, two phones, 310 rounds of AK bullets, eight ammunition boxes, and related items were seized from junta troops.

Two KNLA comrades lost their lives and one suffered minor injuries, according to the KNU’s Allied Oversight Committee.

Two civilians were killed and two others were injured in the Donthami battle, and two houses were damaged, including a rural clinic in Durinseik village.

After the battle, the military council has tightened security on the Hpa-an – Thaton road and is conducting searches and blocking people on the road, said locals.

News – Than Lwin Times

Photo: Non Aung

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