The military junta indiscriminately shelled many rounds of rocket-propelled grenades, targeting residential properties and starting the fire across Thantlang, on 29 October.
Thantlang is a small-town home to more than 10,000 residents with more than 2000 residential houses and is located in the northwest of Chin State, bordering with the Mizoram State in India.
Myanmar military junta built an army base at the hilltop of the town from which the junta could oversee the entire town easily to hit the target.
On 27 August, the bomb shelled by military junta has killed two civilians including a minor kid.
On 09 September, fighting between the military junta and Chinland Defense Forces – Thantlang (CDF-Thantlang) started, which gradually escalated to a full-blown conflict in the town, forcing the entire residents to flee their homes following the killing of a Christian pastor on 23 September while rushing to help put out the burning properties.
On 23 September, the targeted shelling of rocket-propelled grenades on residential properties destroyed more than 20 properties.
The military junta forces, an estimated number around 60 stationed Thantlang’s army base, continue looting properties and ransacking shops on 26 October.
The soldier who was looting shops was shot dead by CDF-Thantlang. In response, the military junta indiscriminately shelled so many rounds of rocket-propelled grenades, targeting residential properties and starting the fire across the town on 29 October.
The fire has destroyed more than 170 houses yesterday. A total of more than 200 homes have been destroyed if combined numbers of houses burned down in September. The total damage caused is estimated to be more than USD 8 million.