BA soldiers and police encircle a civilian’s house in Namti

On August 1 between 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., an approximately 30-men strong BA unit belonging to Military Operation Commands (MOC-3) and about 10 policemen coming in 3 trucks parked their vehicles by Lambraw Yang suspension bridge in Namti town. The combined BA and police forces then reportedly set up checkpoints in Simsa, Lagat and Hpau Dau Quarters and soon encircled Mr. Marip Brang Awng’s house which has been turned into a hostel for students. Mr. Marip Brang Awng is suspected by BA to be a relative of a KIO officer.