Policeman, child injured in shooting in Lamaing

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Ye, 31 December

A three-and-a-half-year-old girl and a policeman were injured in the exchange of gunfire that broke out between the two armed forces in the downtown area of Lamaing, Ye Township, Mon State, locals told Than Lwin Times.

A patrol car with five policemen from the Lamaing-based Light Infantry Battalion 106 was caught in a surprise attack by revolutionary forces waiting near a lake in downtown.

The attack triggered an exchange of fire between the two sides, injuring a three-and-a-half-year-old child from Mawkanin village, and a policeman sustained injuries in his thigh.

According to local residents, the injured child is undergoing surgery at the Lamaing District Hospital, and the police were taken by the junta army.

Following the incident, regime troops were stationed at Lamaing hospital, the town’s exit and access points, and the crossroads, as well as checking passers-by.

The policemen from Lamaing police station have moved to No. 106 LIB since last year, and they occasionally patrol the town.

So far, the revolutionary forces have not released any statement about the shooting in the downtown of Lamaing.

Due to security concerns, the administrative personnel of the military council have moved into the military compound in Lamaing, where martial law has been declared.

News-Than Lwin Times

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