KIA and Resistance Allies Kill At Least Five Myanmar Junta Troops

By The Irrawaddy ​​​​​ 1 August 2022

At least five Myanmar junta soldiers were killed by the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and its resistance allies in clashes and ambushes in Indaw Township, Sagaing Region, over the weekend.

On Sunday, at least three shootouts broke out in the north of the township when troops were attacked, according to Indaw Revolution (IR), the media wing of the Indaw People’s Defense Force (PDF).

“Regime forces fled into villages when attacked,” an IR member told The Irrawaddy on Monday.

He added that a resistance fighter suffered serious injuries and junta casualties are unknown.

On Saturday, the resistance forces used five landmines to attack the same group of troops on the Indaw-Banmauk highway.

In the ambush, five regime soldiers were confirmed killed and at least 10 others injured. The injured soldiers were transported to Indaw town in two ambulances, said IR.

Following the ambush, regime forces randomly attacked a village and reportedly arrested two civilians, IR said.

Indaw PDF urged people to avoid the highway due to ongoing clashes.

On Thursday afternoon, the KIA and Indaw PDF raided regime forces having a party at a karaoke bar in the township. A regime soldier was killed and another captured alive, said IR.

On Thursday the resistance ambushed two vehicles transporting regime troops from Mawlu police station to Indaw. A vehicle was damaged but the junta casualties are unknown.