Myanmar army raids militia base in Shan State

27 March 2020
Myanmar army raids militia base in Shan State
Photo: The Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services

The Myanmar Army raided the headquarters the Kaungkha militia in northern Shan state on Thursday, seizing illegal drugs, interrogating leaders, and confiscating about 1,000 weapons, an officer in the militia told RFA’s Myanmar Service.

When soldiers from the 99th Light Infantry Battalion invaded the Kaungkha militia headquarters in Lwekham village, they ordered the militiamen to surrender their guns, he said.

The registered armed group has 850 soldiers and more than 2,000 reservists not registered with the Myanmar government, as well as liaison offices in five townships in northern Shan state.