CHIN STATE – Htam Som Mone, the general secretary of Chin Defence Force CDF-Tonzang stated that CDF-Tonzang confronted the junta thugs on security duty at the High School of Tonzang Town, Chin State on Thursday (July 13) at around 10 a.m. and they killed one junta thug, injured another and managed to confiscate two weapons including a 60 mm mortar.
“As per our comrades’ report, there were seven to eight junta thugs who fell in the battle. But many relatives of mine attending the school said only one junta thug died and one was hospitalized. Also according to our comrades’ report, they managed to confiscate one yet to be identified gun held by junta thugs and one 60 mm (mortar),” CDF-Tonzang’s general secretary Htam Som Mone said.
In addition, it is said that one squad of junta forces have been guarding at the stated school. When CDF-Tonzang reportedly warned not to open the school, Tonzang Township’s junta assigned administration officer and educational officer challenged CDF-Tonzang to attack. Thus, though CDF-Tonzang launched an offensive accordingly, there was no harm to the kids who attended the school and Tonzang residents.
“We already warned by setting landmines in the field in order to not impact the kids. Then, they didn’t shut down the school and even challenged us back. Tonzang Township’s administration officer and educational officer said if they could not open the school, they will plan to assault CDF-Tonzang. As they responded to us like that, I let our comrades operate. There was no harm to kids. Since there were many of our relatives attending the school, how come we let our relatives hurt,” CDF-Tonzang’s general secretary added.
During the stated attack, CDF-Tonzang comrades could retreat successfully without any harm.