Pakokku, 6 October

A military convoy with 37 vehicles was under landmine attack near Yarkyipyin village of Pauk township, Magway region, on 3 October.

The convoy of Regiment 101 based in Pakokku was carried foods and supplies.

An official of  Myaing People’s Defence Force said to Than Lwin Time, “We carried out the attack near Ohntaw bridge. Three soldiers died on the sport.”

Sources close to this incident said that one captain from Regiment 74 and two privates from Regiment 101 were reportedly killed, and at least five were injured.

As their convoy could not move forward and set fire to south Ohntaw village, they were attacked by cluster mines, killing one more soldier.

Out of 70 vehicles, 40 were forcibly taken by the military from private owner, said the locals.

The convoy was assumed to carry food supplies to their militia and military camps which have no access to supplies for six months.

 The attack was jointly conducted by Battaliion 3 of People’s Defence Force in Myaing township and the Captain Ghost.

Locals from at least 18 villages along Pakokku-Pauk road section have not returned to their homes due to military columns.

Local PDFs have advised people not to use Pakokku-Pauk road section and Pauk-Seikkyi road section in Monywa since 30 September.

News—Than Lwin Times

Photo—Pauk Newsletter page

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