Nine government soldiers, including military post Commander Captain Zaw Zaw, were killed on Wednesday during an attack by the Kachin Independence Army, at a frontline post on the Myitkyina-Sumprabum Road, near Sumprabum, according to sources at the frontline.
Only a sergeant escaped, according to witnesses in the attack.
It’s was highest number of casualties for the Burma Army in the war in northern Kachin State against KIA troops from the N’Gumla-based 1st Brigade since June, KIA officers in the brigade said.
Those soldiers, based near Daru Hka River, secured the river bridge. They were from the Mung Lang Shidi (Putao)-based Infantry Battalion No. 138, said local residents.
A KIA soldier was killed during the fighting, added KIA sources.
The KIA seized one soldier, 3 guns, 3 Kenwood R/T, one wireless transmitter and over 1,000 bullets after the fighting, said KIA officers from the KIA’s Laiza headquarters. kng news