Battles Continue in Kutkai Township, Two Helicopters Fired on KIA Positions

A battle took place Thursday between KIA’s 9th Battalion troops and Burmese Army troops under 99th Light Infantry Division at Man Bung Pa, located near Hu Hpyet in Kutkai Township, at 7:40 am, said a KIA frontline source.

On the same day, another battle took place between a combined force of KIA’s 29th and 39th Battalion troops and Burmese Army troops under 99th LID at Mang Hang Bum in Kutkai Township at around 8:15 am.

KIA source said two Burmese Army’s helicopters fired on KIA’s positions in support of its ground troops at Wa Yaw Bum in yesterday’s battle. Two helicopters returned to North Eastern Regional Command headquarters Lashio after firing a few rounds on KIA’s positions on Oct 21 at around 3:20 pm.