KIA/TNLA attack in Muse kills 19, injures 27

kia 2Nineteen people were killed and 27 injured when a combined KIA/TNLA armed group attacked security stations and houses in Muse Township, northern Shan State, yesterday.
Starting early morning, some 50 armed men from KIA and TNLA armed groups attacked the Muse Township’s police force and Namkham Myoma militia (local) stationed at Pan Khan Bridge, Muse Town, from the south east.
Some 30 armed men also attacked the vicinity of the home of Namkham Myoma militia (local) leader U Aik San from the south east, while some 10 armed men attacked the Muse Township police personnel and Namkham Myoma militia (local) stationed at Man Wein gate.
Naungyan Village near Pan Khan Bridge was hit by small-arms fire, as well as heavy shells.
The attackers retreated south after they were repulsed. In the attack, a police, four militia, 14 innocent civilians (12 men and two women) were killed, while a total of 27: three Myanmar Police personnel, six militia personnel, 18 innocent civilians (17 men and a woman) were wounded, according to the Office of the Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief. —Myanmar News Agencykia 1

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