Myanmar: At least 30 troops killed in Sagaing clashes

Clashes between Myanmar’s military and People’s Defense Force (PDF) militias in Sagaing region have left at least 30 government troops dead, PDF said on Tuesday

Myanmar: At least 30 troops killed in Sagaing clashes
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Clashes between Myanmar’s military and People’s Defense Force (PDF) militias in Sagaing region have left at least 30 government troops dead, PDF sources said on Tuesday. Meanwhile reports emerged of soldiers loyal to the junta attacking civilians and looting their possessions.

The incident took place on Monday as reinforced junta soldiers launched a clearing operation in the townships of Pale, Yinmabin, Monywa, Mingin, Hteegyaing, and Chaung-Oo, according to PDF members.

Around 30 government soldiers were killed Monday morning when a military convoy triggered landmines outside of Pale township, local PDF spokesman Boh Nagar told RFA’s Myanmar Service.

“We had been waiting for the convoy since [Sunday] as we heard a senior commander would be coming along,” he said.

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