Kyaukkyi, June (9)

Nearly 40 regime troops were killed during raids on five places where the junta was stationed, including the Nat Than Gwin police station in Mone and Kyaukkyi Townships of KNU’s Nyaunglaybin District, according to the KNU statement released on June 8.

On June 6, the combined forces of KNLA Brigade 3 simultaneously raided the outpost at the intersection of Ye Dwin Gon, Nat Than Gwin police station, the eastern outpost near Nat Than Gwin Bridge, western outpost of Kwin Chaung Wa village and Bonthataw military camp in KNU’s Mone and Kyaukkyi Townships.

The KNU said that they destroyed three transport routes of the junta army, namely the Nat Than Gwin Bridge, the bridge between Ohne Pin and Naywe Pin village, and the bridge between Tha Si and Ta Son villages during the attack.

The statement said, 40 soldiers were killed and 12 were wounded, while the coalition forces of KNLA Brigade 3 lost four comrades and 13 sustained injuries.

In addition, the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) also confiscated weapons and related equipment, according to the KNU statement.

On the same day, the military council’s fighter jet and helicopter gunship attacked nine times and the ground forces also launched heavy weapons into communities.

More than 4,500 people have fled their homes as regime forces are conducting targeted attacks in Nat Than Gwin, Daung Moh, Taw Kyaung pauk, Wah Pin Su and Thaung Pu in KNU’s Kyaukkyi Township and Ye Dwin Gon Gyi, Ye Dwin Gon Lay, Ohn Chit Khin, Ohn Pin Su and Thabyaygon villages in Mone Township.

The KNU also reported that after the fighting, the regime troops stationed at the Nat Than Gwin Bridge and the Nat Than Gwin police station are forcing the local people in the nearby Wards 2, 3 and 6 to move out of area.

News – Than Lwin Times

Photo: KNU

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