Kyaikto, July (4)

Some military personnel were killed in the attacks on junta unit providing security in Kyaikto’s Ingabo and Thaebyu Chaung villages, the KNU’s Allied Oversight Committee-Thaton told Than Lwin Times.

On July 2, around 8:00 a.m., the allied forces of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) ambushed regime troops who were patrolling on the Yangon-Mawlamyine road near Khaing Shwe Sein’s Grapefruit farm in Ingabo village.

At least three soldiers from the Light Infantry Battalion 207 who were patrolling in a civilian car might have been killed in the attack, said Colonel Saw Kyaw Myint, the chairman of the KNU’s Allied Oversight Committee-Thaton.

At around 1:00 p.m. the day before yesterday, the KNLA joint forces attacked the Than Bridge checkpoint near Thaebyu Chaung village between Kyaikto and Belin by dropping 14 bombs with a drone, and the number of casualties is still being investigated.

After being attacked, the regime troops from Kyaikto-based battalions fired artillery shells into Saung Naing Gyi village, injuring a monk, according to locals.

The tension between the KNLA joint forces and the junta army remains heightened in Kyaikto this month, and some civilians were killed or injured in junta artillery shelling.

News-Than Lwin Times

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