Battles rage in western Kachin state

A battle took place between KIA’s 6th Battalion troops and a BA column of about 100 soldiers  near KIA’s Bum Chyang Post in Hpakant township on July 14 at 7:20 am. KIA sources said the battle broke out as BA troops advanced into KIA’s 6th Battalion’s Bum Chyang Post in early Saturday morning. The two sides fought again later on the same day at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.

In Danai township, KIA’s 14th Battalion troops and a BA’s infantry unit battled again for the second day at Nam Hkam jetty on July 13 at 6:10 am.