Attacks on cattle trucks are not uncommon in northern Shan State.
An unknown armed group attacked trucks carrying cattle past the Upper Yeywa Dam in northern Shan State’s Kyaukme Township on Saturday, killing one driver and injuring two passengers.
Shooters opened fire on five vehicles belonging to the Pearl Htoo Thit company at around 10:00 a.m. on July 27. According to the Kan Lint Letmyar social volunteer team, one man was killed at the scene and two others who sustained injuries—described as “assistant drivers”—were taken to Kyaukme hospital.
“When we arrived, we saw that the driver had been killed. We sent his body to Kyaukme hospital,” U Ne Aung, who works with Kan Lint Letmyar, told SHAN.
Pearl Htoo Thit is known for exporting cattle to China.
It is not uncommon for trucks carrying cattle to be attacked in northern Shan State, putting drivers at risk. No one knows who is behind such shootings. On May 1, a 12-wheel truck owned by the Kay Khaine Kyaw company was shot at in a similar manner, killing the driver on the spot.