KNLA, PDF Destroy Police Station In Mon State

By Network Media Group
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), backed by the People’s Defence Force (PDF), raided and destroyed a police station at the weekend before leaving the village in Kyeikmayaw Township, Mon State.

A local source said the Karen armed groups attacked the Chaung Nakhwa Police Station and a checkpoint on the bridge around 5:30am on 12 November with light and heavy weapons.

“The KNLA and the PDF destroyed the police station with fire, but I don’t know if there were any casualties,” he told NMG, but requested anonymity as he feared reprisals.

At 7am, the Burma Army (BA) sent in jet fighters to attack Chaung Nakhwa, forcing residents of the village and neighbouring villages of Kyon Kwe, Mayan Kon, Kawt Sap and Kucha Labek to run for safety.

One man who helped them, who also requesting for his name remain confidential, said that no civilians were injured in the regime’s airstrikes but reported that planes were still flying over the village at the time of the interview. “Almost all the villagers have fled to a safe place.”

Several police officers were reportedly killed and some captured in the raid, but NMG was unable to independently verify this information at press time.

Previously, Karen armed groups had attacked the police station and checkpoint on 14 June, 16 April and 19 March, killing at least six soldiers of the Border Guard Force and several police officers.