Fighting Erupts at Bang Gu in Namtu Township

Battle rages between KIA’s 8th Battalion troops under 4th Brigade and an unknown Burmese Army unit at Bang Gu in Namtu Township in northern Shan State beginning 10 a.m. on January 31, reported a KLN frontline source. The battle broke out as about 100 Burmese soldiers coming from Manton area entered KIA’s 8th Battalion territory, said the source.