Thousands of civilians trapped in  Chaunghnakhwa battle

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Kyaikmaraw, 11 November

Thousands of civilians were trapped in the clashes near Chaunghnakhwa village in Mon State’s Kyaikmaraw Township, and some were injured, locals told Than Lwin Times.

Revolutionary forces attacked the police stations and checkpoints in Chaunghnakhwa village early on November 10, sparking a fierce battle.

The Southeastern Military Command’s two fighter jets and the Mudon-based artillery unit attacked the village around 9:30 a.m.

Residents of Chaunghnakhwa village, home to over 4,000 people, were caught up in the fighting and were hiding in their homes.

The battle continued until 5:30 p.m. yesterday, and the military council sent reinforcements from Mudon to Chaungkhakhwa.

According to initial information obtained by Than Lwin Times, a local man was injured by a shrapnel, at least five houses were damaged, and pigs were killed.

Locals have warned travelers not to use the Kyaikmaraw-Kyainseikkyi road because of the fighting at Chaunghnakhwa.

News-Than Lwin Times

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