At least seven Theinni People’s Defence Force (TNPDF) fighters were killed after the Burma Army (BA) shelled their hilltop camp in Theinni Township (aka Hsenwi) in northern Shan State.
Despite the high casualty rate on the 2 November attack, which also wounded 30 soldiers from the armed group opposing the military regime, one member who spoke to SHAN vowed to fight to the end even if they have to give up their lives for the cause.
He’s heard that some BA soldiers were also killed, but couldn’t give more details.
Fighting between the groups intensified as junta soldiers approached the TNPDF camp using the road from Theinni to Hopang near Kunlong town. The fighting brought traffic in the area to a standstill, a motorist told SHAN on condition of anonymity.
The TNPDF has asked Burma’s parallel National Unity Government to provide arms and ammunition to fight the junta. Several members were arrested last December and their whereabouts are still unknown.