Troops from the Kachin Independence Army’s (KIA) Regiment 6 attacked a Burma Army camp in Bang Lum Bum Mountain, between Mongyar and Mongkoe in northern Shan State, at 7 pm on 19 June.
An official from KIA Regiment 6 who had returned to Mongkoe and did not want to be named spoke to K.N.G.
He said that KIA Platoon 4 from Battalion 36, part of KIA Regiment 6 and the Kachin People’s Militia (MHH) Platoon 1 launched the attack against the Burma Army who retaliated with heavy weapons. The fighting lasted for about 20 minutes.
He said that they had carried out the attack because the Burma Army was carrying out military activities in the area.
There are over 300 Burma Army soldiers in the Mongkoe area.
Translated by Thida Linn
Edited in English by Mark Inkey for BNI