Burma-Myanmar: Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) soldiers and Government militia Border Guard Force (BGF) fight, one killed and two wounded
Fighting in Mywaddy Township between troops from the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and the government militia Border Guard Force (BGF) on Saturday, 28 February left one KNLA soldier dead, one wounded and one BGF soldier injured.
The fighting was between soldiers from the KNLA 6th Brigade Headquarter, Special Column and the BGF soldiers from Battalion 1022. The fighting broke out at 6:13pm and lasted for around 15 minutes. Captain Hla Min, the KNLA Column Commander, said the fighting took place on the way from Maw Hto Talay and Tha Blu Koh Khi village, six miles south of Myawaddy Town.
Speaking to Karen News, Captain Hla Min said.
“Two weeks ago, they [BGF] came here and built an outpost. We told them to not to do so and asked them to withdraw and they did. But they came back up later and we sent troops to check. They opened fire on our soldiers.”