(CHINDWIN): Ethnic Karen armed force known as Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and its alliance – People Defense Force had launched an early morning operation against the junta regime’s Chaunghnihkhuah police station at around 5:00 am this morning in Kyeikmazaw township of Mon state, capturing the regime’s police station.
The capture of the junta regime’s police station prompted the junta regime to launch an immediate air strike in the region, forcing hundreds of villagers to flee the village and seeking shelters in the woods.
“At least nine members of the junta regime security forces were killed in the battle this morning,” Than Lwin Times reported citing local sources.
The junta regime sent two attack helicopters and is conducting several rounds of air strikes, displacing nearly the entire villagers in Chaunghnihkhuah village of Kyeikmayaw township in Mon state.
So far, the villagers can only report the fire billowing from the village and it is still early to collect details of the damage caused by the junta’s air strike.