By LAWI WENG &THU REIN : Fighting between Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) Battalion No.906 and the Burmese junta troops broke out again outside the Three Pagodas Pass (TPP) Township near the Thai border early this morning.
Residents living in TPP reported that fighting began this morning at 8 am in Baiyar Taung, about 7 miles from TPP town. Fighting ended at 11 am. Though artillery was fired on both sides, the number of casualties is as of now unknown.
A field reporter from The Independent Mon News Agency in TPP explained that the conflict was fought by DKBA led by commanding officer Lieutenant Saw A One and junta troops from the Infantry Battalion (IB) No. 406, which is controlled by Military Operations Command (MOC) in Tavoy, Tenasserim Division.
“We heard about 10 heavy artillery shootings,” said the IMNA reporter.
Lawi Mon, another resident in TPP explained that the fighting began while the Burmese army troops were transferring vehicles from TPP to Anan Kwin village in Kyar Inn Seik Gyi Township, Karen State. These vehicles were carrying military equipment and food supplies to TPP. Continue reading “Fighting Breaks Out Between Burmese Army and DKBA in Three Pagodas Pass”
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