Two or three regime soldiers are being killed every day by mines and ambushes in the township, Chin resistance groups said.
Two soldiers were killed when the Chinland Defense Force attacked troops in Kanpetlet town after taking control of the township’s rural areas.
A regime convoy traveling in Chin State has been attacked repeatedly over the last ten days.
Intense clashes have been taking place between resistance groups and regime forces in Chin and Kayah states and Sagaing Region.
The regime convoy has been ambushed a number of times while traveling the Matupi-Mindat Road in Chin State.
Regime forces raided and looted villages in Chin State after clashing with local resistance groups during the Thingyan Water Festival.
Junta troops providing security for a large military convoy set fire to Ram Tein, a village of 300 people, as it approached Matupi town; residents fled into the forest.
Junta forces are fighting resistance groups for control of strategically important Kanpetlet Township.
In an unusual move, all 15 members of the Council called for an end to fighting and urged the regime’s forces to show ‘utmost restraint’.