Northern Alliance Attacks Tatmadaw Camps in Kutkai Township

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Northern Alliance attacked Burma Army camps in northern Shan State, killing 11 soldiers, including the battalion commander, and capturing weapons and military equipment on Sunday, May 31.

Northern Alliance attacked Burma Army camps in northern Shan State capturing weapons and military equipment 31 May 2021
Northern Alliance attacked Burma Army camps in northern Shan State capturing weapons and military equipment 31 May 2021

Ta’ang National Liberation Army, Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and Arakan Army carried out the attacks in Namphetka, located in Kutkai Township, between 1am to 4am.

Local news sources reported the casualties and said 15 Burma Army soldiers are missing following clashes.

A civilian wounded from shrapnel is receiving medical care, a woman from Namphetka informed SHAN. “They fired heavy weapons while we hid in a bunker. Two shells landed on a home, but only one exploded and damaged it.”


When contacted by SHAN, Maj Mai Aik Kyaw, TNLA spokesperson, could not provide specific details about the attacks. But the spokesperson said that Northern Alliance and Burma Army maintain soldiers in the region.

On May 30, Northern Alliance also clashed with Burma Army in the township.

Kachin Independence Army, a member of the alliance, attacked a Burma Army fuel tanker in Kutkai Township on May 18.

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