MAGWAY DIVISION – A vehicle of local defense forces carrying weapons from Thayet District, was attacked by junta forces on Mae Zali Bridge on the Pathein-Monywa Road in Pwintbyu Township, killing 12 local defense forces, according to junta’s proclamation.
Around 20 comrades were on the vehicle, 19 out of the 25 firearms were damaged and a 40 mm grenade launcher was destroyed in the blaze, according to the junta.
Pictures of the fallen comrades, some videos and pictures of the vehicle which was destroyed by the fire were being spread by the junta lobbies, some comrades were able to escape, according to some internal sources.
Among the three being captured alive, two are in critical condition.
Pwintbyu Township is a cantonment area under the Central Military Command of junta.