Fighting has reportedly broken out with the Mon National Liberation Army (MNLA) and government forces have seized a Mon base.
Joint forces of Myanmar’s army and the Karen Border Force on Wednesday engaged the rebel army near the Three Pagodas Pass on the Thai border, according to sources.
The incident reportedly happened at 9:30 a.m. when the Tatmadaw (military) tried to check the border at an area controlled by the MNLA. The government troops apparently failed to inform the MNLA.
The MNLA allegedly shot at the Tatmadaw at the checkpoint and the MNLA reported some casualties, said MNLA Captain Nai Bok Mon, who spoke on the phone from the scene.
The Tatmadaw troops retreated after being shot at but returned with the Karen force to attack the MNLA base in Palanjapan Village.