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10 Oct 2019 | 11:13 AM UTC

Myanmar: Militant attack leaves three dead and ten injured in Shan state October 10

Myanmar News Alert

Armed group attacks military convoy in Shan state leaving three dead and ten injured; similar attacks expected over near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/10/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/11/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Rangoon). COUNTRY/REGION Shan state

Event

On Wednesday, October 9, an estimated 50 members of the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) attacked a military convoy in Lashio district (Shan state). The ambush, targeting four patrol vehicles, occurred around 06:30 (local time) leaving three soldiers dead and three injured. 

Later on, gunshots were reportedly fired sometime between 06:30 and 08:00, injuring seven civilians. It has not been confirmed whether the two incidents are related.

Further attacks and violent clashes between armed groups and Burmese security forces in Shan state and the Mandalay region are to be expected over the coming days and weeks.

Advice

Individuals in Shan state are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant for militant and military activity, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

 

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