Civilian among three dead in Palaw battle

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Palw, 12 September

A civilian and two regime troops were killed during the battle that took place in the early morning of September 11 near Pitat Village in Tanintharyi Region’s Palaw Township, according to Myeik Battalion 1.

At around 5:00 a.m., when the 100-strong military convoy entered Pitat village, a battle broke out with the allied revolutionary forces.

Two junta troops were killed by sniper, and fighting continued until the afternoon, said a spokesperson of Myeik Battalion 1.

Ko Yoke Soe, a 25-year-old local resident, was shot in the head and died on the spot, according to local residents.

Some residents have fled the conflict, and most of them are living in hiding in their homes, the residents said.

On September 9, a civilian was killed and four others were injured when the military council’s navy launched an artillery shell into Latku hamlet in Palaw township.

The artillery shelling and the clashes in Tanintharyi in August displaced more than 35,000 local residents to safety, according to Dawna- Tanintharyi Refugee Support Group.

News-Than Lwin Times

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