To stop the advancing Burmese Army, the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) under the control of Brigade 2 destroyed six bridges at 10 p.m. local time last night in Western Kachin State, Northern Burma.
Two of the bridges connect the Yuzana Company from Stilwell Road, also called the Ledo Road. They were damaged by mines triggered by KIA’s Battalion 14. The bridges were constructed by the Burmese regime-backed Yuzana Company headed by U Htay Myint.
KIA’s Battalion 6 mined the two main bridges on Kamaing-Hpakant Road, the main road to Hpakant jade mine, said Brigade 2 officers.
Two bridges on Hpakant-Gwi Hka road between Hopin and Namti were also destroyed by KIA’s Brigade 26.
The move is meant to destroy communication lines for the Burmese troops and stop their advance. The six bridges were destroyed last night by troops under KIA’s Brigade 2, said brigade officers.