Breaking News : Armed men fire rocket at Thanbyuzayat police station; no one injured

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Using a 40 mm rocket launcher, two men opened fire on the Thanbyuzayat Township Police Station in southern Mon State on Monday. No one was injured, according to an officer at the police station.

About 10:40 a.m., a dark red motorcycle passed by the station and the passenger on back fired a 40 mm rocket launcher, according to officers.

“The person on the back seat fired, but he just hit just the fence of the police station,” said an officer who asked not to named. A search is underway by police and soldiers from Infantry Unit No. 62 in Thanbyuzayat.

The Karen National Union, New Mon State Party, Karen Peace Force and breakaway groups of the New Mon State Party are active in the area around Thanbyuzayat Township. In late June, there was a powerful time-bomb blast between the township leader’s residence and the office of the Military Affairs Security Unit in Thanbyuzayat. No one has been arrested in that incident.

Nearby, on May 14 at around 6:30 a.m. five armed men from an unknown group attacked a telephone exchange in Kyonefive Village near Mudon, injuring a security officer and several employees. A CDMA phone tower was damaged.