Chin Resistance Fighters Kill Nine Myanmar Junta Soldiers

By The Irrawaddy 5 May 2021

Nine junta troops have died between Sunday and Tuesday in Hakha, the capital of Chin State, as civilian resistance fighters stepped up attacks.

Four junta troops at a military checkpoint in Hakha near the Light Infantry Battalion 645 headquarters died in an attack on Sunday evening. And four more died in attacks on a junta outpost at an intersection on Monday, said the Chinland Defence Force in Hakha.

Another soldier died in an attack near the military-owned Innwa Bank in the town on Tuesday night. The attacks by civilians are mostly “hit-and-run” operations, said the armed group.

“It happened at around 8.30 pm during an electricity blackout. I heard 15 to 20 shots. A soldier died,” said a Hakha resident.

The Chinland Defence Force said it attacked the outpost near Innwa Bank because it was near a key junction. The military did not block the road on Wednesday morning after the attack.

The regime has not reported the attacks in Hakha in the newspapers it controls.

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