Kap Maw Villagers Shelled by Burmese Army Troops

Burmese army’s 415th Light Infantry Regiment troops currently based at Kap Maw Prayer Mountain on Monday fired several 60 mm mortar rounds on civilian houses and a village school in Kap Maw in Hpakant Township.

A mortal shell fell on a house owned by Lahpai Zau Grawng and another one landed in a school compound. A local said villagers were so afraid of the sound of artillery shelling and currently living under fear.

A local source said the Burmese army soldiers stationed at Kap Maw monastery stopped passerby and two Kachin youth were stopped for questioning. But the two youth didn’t stop and the soldiers reportedly fired them with several gunshots.

TNLA source said a battle took place between TNLA’s 527th Battalion and Mai Lung-based Burmese Army troops at Mai Lung in northern Shan State on May 4 at 6:30 pm.

Another battle took place between TNLA’s 717th Battalion and a Burmese army column near Sabai village located on the road between Mogoke and Pyin Oo Lwin on May 4 at 9:40 am. No casualties information is available from either side.