SAGAING DIVISION – Locals reported that an explosion occurred while preparing to mine a military council gate in Kalay township, killing 1 comrade.
In the early morning of July 24, the deceased approached the gate where the junta council was stationed and tried to detonate it, but the mine short circuited and exploded.
“The mine that was planted near Zin Kling Gate short circuited and exploded. It’s wet in the rainy season, causing it to short circuit when planting,” said a local of Kalay.
Mr. Monedine, 22, from the Kalay Mine Team died in the mine explosion, and a burial ceremony was held at noon on July 24.
In Kalay City, the military council often fires heavy weapons into civilian neighborhoods every day, and the defence groups also often shoot and attack the junta forces with explosives.
Last July 13, a couple in their mid-twenties from Sesan village, who were hit by a weapon fired by the junta council, passed away and only their 3-year-old child survived with light injuries.