Fighting between the People’s Defense Forces (PDF) and Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAO) in Rakhine on Thursday killed more than 20 soldiers, including four junta government army captains and a junta informant. A number of resistance fighters were also killed in the country’s Karen State, Mandal, Sagaing and several regions of Yangon. News from The Irrawaddy.
Two political prisoners were rescued in Mandalay on Thursday. At that time, resistance fighters of Truth Keeping Force-Amrapura ambushed a vehicle carrying eight prisoners in Amarapura Township. The prisoners were being transferred from Kyukse Police Station to Obo Prison in Mandalay.
The Irrawaddy also reported that two policemen were killed in an ambush while the junta chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, was visiting Mandalay.
A junta policeman and two government administration workers were killed in two attacks in Yangon on Thursday. A police officer was shot dead while guarding a religious building in downtown Yangon on Thursday afternoon. Following the attack, regime forces reportedly shot dead a passing trishaw driver and male civilian.
The South Dagon Guerrilla Force claimed to have killed Dao Nye Hlaing, a member of the military’s proxy Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), part of the junta administration, in South Dagon Township. Resistance groups claim the dead man was a junta informant and organizer of pro-regime rallies in Yangon. Another South Dagon official also died while trying to save Dao Niu Hlaing.
Arakan Army (AA) attacks on Thursday killed 12 soldiers in Rakhine state’s Ponnagyun, Rathedaung and Marauk-U towns, local media reported. A mine attack killed 10 soldiers near Maung Sawe village in Marauk-U township on Thursday afternoon.
A three-year-old girl child and a 14-year-old man were wounded when troops from Marauk-U-based Battalion 378 responded with artillery strikes targeting Mong Sawe village. Junta forces reportedly detained 10 villagers after the clashes.
Two junta soldiers were killed and five others wounded on the border of Kyuktao and Ponnagyun townships, Western News quoted an AA official as saying. While going to collect food supplies, they were ambushed by Arakan Army fighters.
On the other hand, four soldiers were killed in Namkham in Northern Shan State on Thursday evening. Two doctors were among the soldiers killed. Local media reported that resistance groups carried out the killings by bombing their cars.
Insurgent groups have also carried out multiple attacks in Myanmar’s Mon State, Maowati and Sagaing regions. The junta government is facing resistance attacks by resistance groups in different parts of the country every day.