BAGO DIVISION – 15 soldiers of the junta council were killed and a lance corporal was captured alive along with a weapon after PDF attacked and captured the briefing hall and tower camp on the Min Hla Dam in Oakpho township, Tharaywaddy district, inside the Bago Yoma, according to Comrade Zaw Gyi, who is in charge of news and information from the 3802 Battalion of Thayarwaddy District.
It is reported that the military council troops stationed at the briefing hall and tower camp on Min Hla Dam in Oakpho township inside the Bago Yoma, were attacked on February 11th, around 7:00 a.m., simultaneously by joint forces of 3802 Battalion 5 of Thayarwaddy District and 3601 Battalion of Pyay District, Aye Yar Nyinaung column.
It was a camp where about 20 terrorist soldiers were deployed with machine guns and a mortar. During the simultaneous attack of the tower camp, 3 soldiers of the junta council were killed and many were injured and fled the camp.
Also, during the attack on the briefing hall, comrade ‘Taung Tan’ from Pyay District Battalion 3601 Aye Yar Nyinaung column has reportedly fallen and 12 bodies of terrorist soldiers were found. It is reported that a lance corporal from defense equipment factory number 3 was arrested with injuries along with a MA3 gun.
As the terrorist soldiers fled the camp, the briefing hall was set on fire to prevent from coming and deploying more terrorist soldiers.
“We got the weapon from the lance corporal who was captured along with the weapon. The rest of the weapons and some bodies were taken by junta dogs and ran away. There were 12 bodies found in the briefing hall. 9 of them were from the Sinde defense equipment factory based in Padaung. The remaining 3 bodies are from number 1 Infantry Battalion based in Sein Kant Lant village from Min Hla District. Among those 12 corpses, there is one female corpse. It turned out to be a paramedic. The lance corporal was arrested with gunshot wounds. It was hit in the waist, and we have provided medication and drinking water. We detained him according to the Prisoner of War Act. The reason our comrade was killed was because of the shooting by lance corporal who was captured. Comrade Taung Tan was very good comrade. He is very good in fighting ability and full of spirit. His body has been taken back to the 3601 Battalion,” Tharawaddy District Battalion 3802, information officer comrade Zaw Gyi said.