Resistance Fighters Claim To Have Killed Around 50 Myanmar Junta Personnel

By The Irrawaddy 10 February 2022

Around 50 Myanmar junta personnel were reportedly killed during raids and ambushes by people’s defense forces in three townships in Sagaing Region on Wednesday.

On Wednesday morning, seven resistance groups, including Mingin PDF, raided Kanduma police station in Taze Township.

Around 60 regime personnel were stationed at the police station and around 40 were killed with two PDF members injured, according to media reports quoting resistance fighters.

A police station burns after being occupied by PDF fighters in Myaing Township, Magwe Region, in late January. / Myaing PDF

The Irrawaddy was unable to independently confirm the casualty numbers or other details.

Mingin PDF claimed to have killed seven regime soldiers during raids on a junta-controlled village and military flotilla in Mingin Township on Wednesday.

At 1am on Wednesday, the PDF attacked sentries at Sanabyin village.

In the raid, three regime forces were killed and two others injured. Mingin PDF showed pictures of two seized weapons, including a light machine gun.

It said its attackers escaped without casualties.

Later on Wednesday, several PDFs attacked the flotilla of five motorboats transporting ammunition north on the Chindwin River in the township.

Mingin PDF said it used a variety of weapons and homemade floating bombs to attack the vessels.

Mingin PDF fighters. / Mingin PDF

It estimated that four regime personnel were killed and eight others injured.

A motorboat was also damaged by floating bombs

Myaung PDF claimed to have killed three regime personnel and injured 10 others during an ambush on 50 soldiers in Myaung Township on Wednesday.

A shootout occurred after several PDFs ambushed the troops with bombs while they were heading to a base where PDF weapons were being produced in the township, said Myaung PDF.

The regime shelled Myalal village, where displaced civilians are sheltering, in Demoso Township, Kayah State, at 3am on Thursday.

The junta shelling followed a resistance attack on Demoso police station, according to a PDF member.

A 45-year-old displaced villager was injured and a church, houses and a rice store were damaged by junta artillery, according to Demoso PDF.

The regime is facing daily attacks from PDFs and many ethnic armed groups across the country.

Junta atrocities continue, including torture, massacres, arbitrary killings, burning people alive, using civilians as human shields, shelling residential areas and looting and burning houses, especially in Magwe and Sagaing regions and Chin, Kachin, Shan, Kayah and Karen states.

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