MANDALAY DIVISION: 107 mm 6 missiles were said to have been fired to the Central Command situated in Mandalay Palace Compound, Mandalay, as said by the residents of Mandalay.
It was said that the explosion of missiles had been heard over 2 a.m. on December 21 from the head quarter of the Central Military Command in Mandalay Palace. In total six times of explosions were heard. The first explosion occurred and consecutively another 5 explosions were reportedly heard.
A local civilian said, “First, the sound ‘Shwee’ was loudly heard followed by ‘Bang’. After a few seconds, another ‘Shwee’ was heard five times. The explosions were consecutively heard fir five times. The houses were shaking. The last five explosions made the houses near the palace shake.”
Urban Special Operation (U.S.O) publicly announced that the army stationing in the palace compound had been attacked with 107 mm missiles. The mission was reportedly organised by the cooperation of No More Dictatorship (NMD-PDF) Security & Special Task Force (SSTF-MDY) and Pyin Oo Lwin District People’s Defence Force by the aid of Brave Warriors For Myanmar (BWM).
According to the announcement of Brave Warriors For Myanmar (BWM), 107 mm 6 missiles were reportedly launched aiming to the special office of the Central Military Command by the junta’s council in Mandalay Palace, the building where the members of the junta’s forces live and the buildings of the commander and the deputy commander of the Central Military Command.
After firing the missiles into the headquarter of the Central Military Command stationing in Mandalay Palace at 6 a.m. on December 21, the junta’s forces were known blocking the entrances of Sagaing and Mandalay to tighten the security. At Sagaing Hnarpauk checkpoint, the cars and motorcycles were specifically inspected, as reported by the local people and the Mandalay Scouts Teams.