Mongpaw Villagers Injured By Junta Shelling

Four civilians, including two women, were wounded by regime fire during clashes with Kachin Independence Army Brigade 6 (Battalion 36) near Mai Hpan in Muse Township, northern Shan State.

The villagers were injured after the Burma Army (BA) indiscriminately attacked the KIA with artillery from its 105-mile base in the Mongpaw area at around 7pm on 25 October, a source has told KNG on condition of anonymity

Another anonymous villager told KNG that he and other residents were hiding in bunkers they’d dug in Mai Hpan. The man explained that BA started randomly shelling the area after the KIA attacked their camp located near his village.

“We’re worried that more villagers will be hit by shells,” he said.

Two BA columns regularly patrol around the village, and BA artillery attacks are also common in the area where the KIA and Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army are present.

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