A resistance group says it killed two regime officials in drone strikes on the administration department in Shwegu Township, Kachin State on Wednesday.
The Myo Hla People’s Defense Force said it dropped four bombs by drone on the junta-run township general administration department office in Shwegu town at 11.05 am, as regime officials were holding a meeting in the building.
About 30 minutes later, its drones dropped another four bombs on the building. The strikes killed two regime officials and wounded nine others, the Myo Hla PDF said.
The Irrawaddy was unable to independently confirm the claim of casualties.
Regime troops stationed at the office responded to the strikes by opening fire randomly, while other junta troops set up roadblocks in the town.
The attack came three days after the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and resistance allies conducted a deadly drone strike on the junta-run Myawaddy District General Administration Department Office in Karen State on Sunday.
The KNLA-led drone attack killed five regime officials: U Soe Tint, junta-appointed district administrator; Lieutenant Colonel Aung Kyaw Min, the commander of Light Infantry Battalion 275; two members of the district administration department; and a traffic policeman. Another 11 police officers including a superintendent were wounded.
Following the attacks, resistance drone unit Federal Wings warned all junta civil servants and family members of regime troops to quit their jobs and leave government housing or risk more drone strikes.
On August 1, Myo Hla PDF also conducted pre-dawn raids on a police station and a military camp at Kyaukgyi village in Shwegu Township, killing five soldiers and seizing the junta base. It also seized weapons, ammunition and military equipment from the base.
A junta fighter jet and MI 35 helicopter gunship conducted airstrikes around the village after resistance fighters had left the area, the PDF group said.