Armed Group Attacks South-eastern Military Command
By Network Media Group
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Last week, an unidentified armed group attacked the South-eastern Military Command in Mawlamyine, Mon State.
Locals report three explosions in the Mon capital that began around 10pm on 16 March, damaging the headquarters and other buildings on the compound. A flat for married soldiers was attacked and another rocket landed near the compound’s finance department.
“We do not know the exact details of the attack as many people are saying different things. I think maybe an unidentified armed group attacked the South-eastern Military Command headquarters with a drone or a missile,” a Mawlamyine man said, asking that his name be kept secret.
Some people have reported on social media that the group attacked the military with a 107mm Chinese PLA Type 63 rocket.
NMG could not independently confirm any of this information. And neither the military nor the group responsible for the attack have claimed responsibility for the incident at the time of publication.
Last year in March, junta soldiers captured two 107mm rockets on Shwe Nat hill, aimed at the headquarters of the command responsible for defence, security and other military affairs in Mon and Karen states.
Last week’s attack was the first bombing after the military coup.