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February 27, 2018

KIA, TNLA & MNDAA Attack In Kutkai, Northern Shan State


A woman was shot in the chest and seriously injured in an attack Friday from combined forces of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) in Kutkai, northern Shan State. The Pyihtaungsu Highway was mined by the same groups. according to the State Counsellor Office’s Information Committee.
While picking corn from her field between Manlwei and Namfalon villages, Daw A Mann, of Pannein village, Kutkai township, was shot in the chest by the armed group at about 3:30 pm on November 25. Daw A Mann was transported to Muse General Hospital by the Myittashin Social Society of Namfatkar village.
In addition, the KIA, TNLA and MNDAA coordinated armed group fired on the police outpost at Namkhai bridge near Namkhai village in Kutkai township at about 5:45 pm for nearly 3 minutes.
It is learnt that security forces returned fire and drove them away, with no injuries reported among the security forces, according to the information committee. At about 8:50 pm on Friday, nearby Sanlong village, at milestone 23 of Pyihtaungsu Highway, the motorway was mined by the KIA, TNLA & MNDAA, creating two craters one foot in diameter and 8 inches in depth, it is learnt.


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