Suspected Myanmar Military Informants Killed in Kale

By The Irrawaddy 1 June 2021

Two suspected military informants from Thazi village in Kale Township, Sagaing Region, were found dead with stab wounds at their houses on Tuesday morning, according to residents.

Three villagers accused by their neighbors of being informants were reportedly attacked on Monday night and one managed to escape.

The two killed are Ko Pwar Gyi and Ko Ye Win. The latter allegedly guided junta troops to Thazi on Monday, leading to around eight villagers being detained.

“Ko Pwar Gyi’s family collected his body this morning. It is not clear when they were killed. No one has yet collected Ko Ye Win’s body. We heard three informants were targeted and one escaped,” said a Kale resident.

Junta forces detained villagers and took some 5 million kyats (US$3,050) from residents during the Thazi raid, according to the township’s People’s Defense Force.

It said at least two junta troops died and a civilian resistance fighter was slightly injured in a shootout at Thazi.

Three bombs exploded outside a public hospital, CB Bank and a 100-bed military hospital in Kale on Monday at noon.

Kale is one of the first towns that took up arms against the military regime. Over 30 residents have died and more than 100 have been detained by junta forces in Kale.

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