Villagers in Kwatha Khunou on the Indian side, which is situated just 1,000 metres away from the site, fled to Kwatha Khunjaoda for their safety
TFM Moreh Correspondent
Myanmar Army on Thursday launched aerial attacks on resistance forces’ hideout and overrun their camp in the upper Tamu district close to India-Myanmar Border pillar no. 80 and 81. Villagers in Kwatha Khunou on the Indian side, which is situated just 1,000 metres away from the site, fled to Kwatha Khunjaoda for their safety. The sound of the exchange of fires was heard in B Bongjang, Jangnoi, Kwatha Khunou and Molphei villages on the Indian side.
According to a villager, Myanmar Army started using MI35 Helicopter in attacks on the camp of the pro-democracy armed group – People’s Defence Force (PDF), Battalion – 1 near Kun Taung in Myothit sub-Township under Tamu township (/ Tamu district), Sagaing region Myanmar at around 1 pm.
Sources said that a large number of Myanmar Junta forces marched toward the camp and launched attacks on PDF at 7 am. A fierce gun battle ensued till the afternoon and MI35 Helicopter was pressed into action after the junta forces faced stiff resistance from PDF army, they added.
Sources further said that both sides might have faced several casualties. However, a source said at least two PDF members were killed in the Junta’s rampage.
Meanwhile, the Irrawaddy reported that Myanmar junta forces have intensified artillery attacks and airstrikes recently against civilian targets in Mon State and Bago Region, according to Karen human rights and revolutionary groups. On Monday, four junta fighter jets conducted nine airstrikes, dropping 28 bombs on villages in Kyaukgyi and Shwekyin townships in Bago Region, destroying houses and schools and forcing some 3,195 residents to flee their homes, the Karen National Union (KNU) said.