The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) attacked the Wu Yang People’s Militia Force (PMF) at its camp in Waingmaw Township on Thursday morning, 28 July, killing at least six PMF soldiers and wounding many others.
“We found the bodies of six soldiers in the PMF camp and I believe at least 20 soldiers were wounded in the clash,” a KIA officer told KNG. He said the injured junta soldiers were taken to Myitkyina Military Hospital in Kachin State.
”We didn’t set fire to the PMF camp because it’s in a civilian village,” the officer said. The KIA successfully withdrew after the fighting subsided.
During the retaliatory raid that lasted one hour, the KIA recovered weapons from the PMF, which had attacked its Battalion 3 (Brigade 5) in Nan Zaw in early July.
“Some of the PMF soldiers fled after hearing gunfire,” a local told KNG on condition of anonymity, reporting that the KIA destroyed a fence around the camp.
The camp houses about 40 Burma Army (BA) and PMF soldiers near a government building. and morning market in Wu Yang village.
Following the attack, the enemy assembled checkpoints in front of the camp and the road leading to the village.
On 18 July, the San Pya PMF, led by Min Zin Thant, attacked KIA Battalion 14 (Brigade 2) Kanwe Thu’s camp on the Tanai – Lido road, killing two Kachin soldiers and wounding two others.