KIA launch attacks on Myanmar Army

A soldier from the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) takes position in a bunker near the Laja Yang front line in Laiza, Kachin state. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA), tha armed wing of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO), one of the non-signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), has been attacking the regional military headquarters Kachin state since  31 January according to state media.

On 3 February., a force of some 50 KIA troops also attacked military camps in Lwele village, Moe Kaung Township in Myitkyina, with small arms and heavy guns, with some injuries being reported during the attacks.

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