skirmish took place between KIA soldiers under 5th Brigade and Burmese Army soldiers at Dawhpum yang village–Shan villages burned down

A skirmish took place between KIA soldiers under 5th Brigade and Burmese Army soldiers at Dawhpum yang village on November 29, 2011 at 11:30 am. The battle lasted for about 20 minutes. After KIA soldiers retrieved from the battlefield, Burmese Army bombarded Dawhpum yang village with artillery shells, said local sources.

Two Shan villages, Namwai village with about 60 households and Hpagyi village with about 20 households, near Dawhpum yang were burned down by Burmese Army soldiers. Local sources reported at least 23 houses in Namwai village and 8 houses in Hpagyi village were burned down to the ground. The Burmese government soldiers burned the two Shan villages down without any substantial reason, said sources. Continue reading “skirmish took place between KIA soldiers under 5th Brigade and Burmese Army soldiers at Dawhpum yang village–Shan villages burned down”