KIA’s 3rd Brigade troops attack SAC’s Bhamo Airport as battles rage across Kachin region

KIA troops under 3rd Brigade fired three rounds of 107 mm mortars at SAC’s Bhamo airport on April 29 at 2:30 am. SAC has been transporting troops and military equipment to Kachin frontline via Bhamo airport using Chinese-made Shaanxi Y-8 or Yunshuji-8 transport aircraft since fighting intensified in Momauk township.

SAC troops based at Hka Nan Lawk fired six 105 mm howitzer rounds on KIA’s 5th Brigade positions at 6:55 pm.

On the same day, KIA’s 3rd Brigade troops attacked SAC’s 437th LIR base at Myo Tit in Mansi township with 3 rounds of 107 mm mortar at 10:05 am and another round at 5:32 pm.

In Shwegu township, KIA’s 12th Battalion troops attacked a SAC’s military convoy at Kahin Te on April 29 at 12:30 am.

In Danai township, SAC backed San Pya Pyithutsits attacked KIA’s 14th Battalion troops at Wa Ra Zup village with 3 rounds of 79 mm mortars and several assault rifle rounds on April 29 at 6:20 am.

In Hpakant township, KIA’s 6th Battalion troops attacked about 15 soldiers from SAC’s 116th LIR near Hpakant airport on April 29.

In northern Shan state, KIA’s 36th Battalion troops encountered about 100 SAC troops from 99th LID at Maru Kawng in Muse township on the same day at 12:15 pm.

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