Five Burmese soldiers have been killed and several others were injured from a Kachin Independence Army (KIA) bomb attack in Bankawng Mu, on July 24. The village, which is located between Myitkyina and Bhamo (or Manmaw), is patrolled by both KIA and government forces.
According to a Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) officer in Laiza, KIA Battalion 24 used a bomb to attack Burmese Battalion 142 in Bankawng Mu.
“Their soldiers were on patrol when we attacked them with a bomb. Our soldiers didn’t have to fire their guns,” said the KIO officer.