SAGAING DIVISION – The locals said that the military council troops attacked with junta helicopter the 28-mile Thazinsat intersection along the Monywa-Yagyi road, Southwest Kani Township without battle at past 11:00 a.m., May 31.
The helicopters that came and shot were from the North West Regional Military Headquarters based in Monywa City. The people heard the sound of the helicopters and ran away, so there were no casualties.
“There are no casualties. At the moment, no one dares to come close because they are afraid that they will shoot again. I don’t know why they started shooting like this. They started shooting for no reason without fighting on the ground,” said a local.
Military council army helicopter shot a field guard tent and a shop selling goods on Monywa-Yagyi-Kalay road. All the people were able to avoid it in time and there were no injuries at all.
An official from the Kyauk Longyi KLG Battalion, Kani Township said that there may have been some damage as a result of the Mi 35 helicopter gunship attack on Pauk Inn Myaing village, Kani Township.
It’s been reported that they attacked the school and shops of Pauk Inn Myaing village near Mile 27, Monywa-Yagyi highway with a Mi 35 helicopter that came from Monywa City, Northwestern Regional Military Headquarters.
“They come and shoot with Mi 35 although there is no battle. Phone lines have also been cut.” said an official from the Kyauk Longyi KLG battalion.