Kyaikto, 21 September
Five regime troops might have been killed in the attack when they came to lay in ambush near the Yangon-Mawlamyaing road in Daung Taung village of Kyaikto township, Mon state, the spokesperson from PDF-Thaton told Than Lwin Times.
The Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) joint forces attacked regime troops providing security for the junta convoy around 9 a.m. on 19 September.
The attack led to an exchange of fire for nearly 10 minutes, and five soldiers were reportedly killed, and the KNLA joint forces retreated unharmed, said the statement.
Following the combat, the junta army engaged in desperate shooting with heavy weapons and small arms, according to the statements of the revolutionary forces.
The military regime has strengthened its security forces and are hiding in some areas of the Mawlamyine-Yangon highway in Kyaikto Township, where the military situation remains intense this month.
Nearly 2,000 residents fled from four villages, including Zeegon and Nghat Pyaw Taw in Kyaikto Township, due to junta shelling during the two weeks from September 1 to 14, reported KNU-Thaton District.
News-Than Lwin Times