SAGAING DIVISION – There was a clash between the junta forces and the local people’s defence forces at the east of Nyaung Pin Village, Ayartaw Township, and a PDF member had fallen and a local man was also killed, stated Federation Defence Force (Ayartaw).
“The clash started at about 10:00 a.m. on July 10 and the junta side is penetrating with three columns. We still can’t take the dead body of the fallen member. The junta force of about 250 soldiers is currently stationed in Maletha, Kanyin and Nyaung Pin villages,” said an official of Federation Defence Force (Ayartaw).
The battle lasted for thirty minutes and a 25-year-old PDF member was killed during the battle and the damage situation on the junta side is not confirmed yet.
In addition, the junta soldiers killed an innocent villager from Kanthonesint Village, who had been on a run due to battles between Ngarkin and Maletha villages. The detailed information of the victim is still being investigated.
Moreover, more than 10,000 local people from Maletha, Kanyin, Nyaung Pin, Ngarkin South and North, Ywar Oo and Kanthonesint villages were forced to flee since the junta force had been penetrating them in many columns.