5 villagers held by BA’s 99th LID troops

BA troops under 99th LID who were marching towards KIA’s 8th Battalion’ bases reportedly arrested 5 Nawng Pa villagers; Mr. Hkawng Lum, Mr. Dau Hkawng, Mr. Brang Nan, Mrs. Lashi Htang San and Mrs. Hkawn Shawng on Oct 11 at around 4 pm. The 5 villagers encountered BA troops on their way back from farming near Nawng Pa village in Kutkai township. 

It is not known that the villagers were held by BA troops for portering, or to be guides, or to deter attacks.