Tatmadaw clashes with KIA in Bhamo Township

01 July 2020
Tatmadaw clashes with KIA in Bhamo Township
Photo: The Kachin Net

Kachin Independence Organization/Kachin Independence Army (KIO/KIA) News and Information Department Chief Col. Naw Bu said that there was fighting between Tatmadaw (government troops) and KIA/KIO forces on June 29 west of Bhamo Township in Kachin State.

KIA troops assigned to a security cordon had  an engagement with Light Infantry Battalion 389 (LIB 389) and Infantry Battalion 237 (IB 237) when the latter intruded into an area controlled by KIA 5th Battalion HQ.

Col. Naw Bu denied rumours circulating among people that the KIA had to withdraw from the area and lost some of their outposts there.