SAGAING DIVISION – While local people were harvesting rice in the village of Sisonglay, Khin Oo Township, Shwebo District, Sagaing Division, junta groups and Pyu Saw Htee looted the rice harvester at gunpoint, and some Pyu Saw Htee were killed in the pursuit, according to Khin Oo District-based Burmese Royal Dragoon Army – M. R. D. A Sawtan Group.
On the morning of July 8th, when the local people of Sisonglay village in Khin Oo Township were harvesting rice, the junta group and the Pyu Saw Htee who were stationed at the Pyu camp in Ma Daung Hla village came and looted the rice harvester.
“The harvester fell into the hands of the terrorist group. They came with about 80 people and robbed them. Because the machine was robbed, we attacked the camp in Ma Daung Hla Village with heavy weapons,” said the MRDA Saturn group to MFP.
On July 8th, Khin Oo Township, after 11:00 a.m, while the people of Sisonglay village were harvesting rice, the military group of Ma Dong Hla Pyu village of Khin Oo Township came and looted the rice harvesters owned by the people and clashed with the local defense forces.
M. R. D. A Saturn group said that because the military group and Pyu looted a machine, Royal Tiger Force, The B.W.G.R.F group and the local defense joint forces attacked on the Ma Daung Hla Village Pyu camp with heavy weapons, and four Pyu were killed when an explosion occurred inside the Pyu camp.
Casualties of the terrorist group can’t be confirmed independently.
According to local sources, the junta group and Pyu Saw Htee in Shwebo area, including Khin Oo, have been committing armed robberies without allowing local farmers to plant rice. Farmers have to pay life insurance per head to reap the paddy.