Belin, 26 December
Two children were killed and four others were wounded in a conflict that erupted after the junta forces was hit by landmines near Ahlulayand Dauk Yat villages in Mon State’s Belin Township, according to locals and resistance forces.
The Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and PDF joint forces attacked an eight-vehicle military convoy headed to Kyaikto from Thathon Township in Belin Township twice at around 10:00 a.m. on December 24.
After the incident, the junta army launched a retaliatory attack on Thabyayni village using small arms and heavy weapons, killing a 13-year-old child and injuring four people.
While raiding on Thabyayni village, a child was killed by shrapnel from a junta shell, and some received injuries, said locals.
Two civilians might have been killed in the Belin attack, and it is not yet possible to provide accurate figures because the area is still unstable.
Meanwhile, a military vehicle was damaged, and at least five soldiers might have been killed in the attack on the military convoy, said the revolutionary forces.
On 25 December morning, the regime troops started invading Thabyayni and Ahlulay villages in Belin, forcing locals to flee.
After nearly four months, fighting has resumed between the military regime and revolutionary forces in Belin township, which is the administrative area of KNU Brigade 1.
News-Than Lwin Times