Summary of News

1. Military Junta deploys Firefighters and Pyu Saw Htee militia as Human Shields in Pazunmyaung Battle in Nyaunglebin Township

According to Hpapun District People’s Defence Force (PDF) Battalion No. 1 (P27001), the Spring Warriors Column, the military junta forces deployed their lackey Pyu Saw Htee militia and firefighters as human shields in the battle that took place near Pazunmyaung village in Nyaunglebin Township.

The fighting between the terrorist military junta troops and the combined forces of the PDF-KNLA alliance began on September 27 and intensified on September 29, starting at 4 in the morning and lasting until 2 in the afternoon. The Spring Warriors Column estimates that at least 50 enemy soldiers may have been killed, and 20 others may have sustained injuries. Similarly, three members of the combined defence forces sustained injuries, and two motorcycles and a walkie-talkie were lost.

In retaliation for their losses, the military junta forces set fire to some homes in Pazunmyaung village and killed one monk and two villagers.

2. Kanpetlet Township People’s Administration Organization (PAO) is offering maternity and medical allowances to CDM participants in Kanpetlet Township

The Kanpetlet Township People’s Administration Organisation (PAO/Pa-Ah-Fa) announced on September 30 that civil servants who are participating in the civil disobedience movement (CDM) in Kanpetlet Township in Chin State can apply for maternity and emergency medical allowances.

The Kanpetlet PAO has stated that, in cooperation with relevant organisations, they are actively working to provide support to CDM participants in the township to help them withstand the challenges posed by the ongoing crisis.

CDM participants can submit maternity and emergency medical allowance applications through their relevant focal point or directly via the Kanpetlet PAO’s Facebook page, as stated in the announcement.

Those civil servants who have been involved in the CDM movement between February 2021 and June 2022 and have been formally recognised by the Kanpetlet township-wide meetings are eligible to apply. They, or their spouses, must not have received support from other organisations within the previous six months. Additionally, the Kanpetlet PAO stated that priority would be given to CDM participants who have engaged in public activities.

3. In Depeyin Township, One Killed and One Injured by Military Junta Forces

According to local reports, terrorist military troops advancing in Depeyin Township, Sagaing Division, killed one man and injured another.

On the morning of September 30, the military column advancing in the western part of Depeyin Township killed a man of 45-years-old and abducted two other men from Lat Tee village. The military column also indiscriminately fired heavy weapons when they invaded Pyan Kya village, injuring a 40-year-old man with shrapnel.

The number of displaced people in Depeyin Township has increased due to the continuous advancement of the military junta troops. Furthermore, the displaced people are facing difficulties because of heavy rainfall in recent days, according to the Depeyin Township IDP Support Group.

Additionally, at approximately 6:00 p.m. on September 30, the military junta employed an MI-35 helicopter to conduct airstrikes on Aye Tharyar Pyan Kya village in Depeyin Township. Details regarding the situation have not been reported yet.

4. Forced Conscript Deserts Military Junta, Seeks Refuge at CNDF

Reportedly, a private soldier stationed at the military junta outpost on the Kalay-Falam Road in Falam Township, Chin State, has defected from the military and sought refuge with the Chin National Defence Force (CNDF).

The soldier who defected, Pyae Phyo Aung, aged 17, brought 345 rounds of M1 ammunition, one hand grenade, and two 40-mm grenades along with him. His native is from Tharsi village in Kalay Township, and he was forcibly conscripted by the military junta on October 15, 2022, after being abducted.

5. KIA ambushes Military Junta troops in Momauk, Kachin State; two soldiers killed, five captured

According to a KIA source, a clash broke out between the military junta troops coming down from their hilltop outpost near Nam San Yang village, Laiza, to carry rations and the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO), resulting in the deaths of two junta soldiers and the capture of five, along with their ammunition.

On September 30, at around 8:30 in the morning, the KIA Battalion No. 25 ambushed a group of 15 junta soldiers coming down from the light infantry battalion No. 438 (LIB 438) stationed at Shan Htong mountain when they arrived near Wu Htan Yan village. The ambush reportedly killed two soldiers and captured five others, while eight others ran away in the direction of Nwan Lang village, where their outpost exists.

These days, clashes broke out almost every day near Laiza in Kachin State, and the military junta deployed heavy weapons as well as aerial drone attacks.

6. Nant Phat Kar High School nearly deserted following heavy weapon explosion

The Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) reported that, despite the reopening, there is very low student attendance at Nant Phat Kar High School following the explosion of artillery shells inside the school.

On September 26th, during the clash between the military junta forces and TNLA forces in the Nant Phat Kar area, three artillery shells detonated in a residential ward, and four shells struck the school. This led to the injuries of an 11-year-old child and a man due to artillery shrapnel. Concerns have arisen among the parents of the students regarding their children’s safety in light of the ammunition explosions on the school premises. Despite the school reopening on September 28th, two days after the incident, there were hardly any students going to school.

Kutkai Township falls within the jurisdiction of the 1st Brigade of the TNLA, the armed wing of the Palaung State Liberation Front (PSLF). Consequently, the military junta frequently deploys heavy weaponry and carries out airstrikes in areas believed to be TNLA force positions.

7. Simultaneous Attacks target Three Military Junta Guard Posts in Shwebo

Local defence forces launched coordinated attacks on three military junta guard posts outside Myin Chin village in Shwebo Township, as reported by the Myanmar Defence Force Shwebo.

The coordinated attacks by the local defence forces occurred around 3:00 a.m. this morning, resulting in an approximately 30-minute exchange of fire between the two sides. During this confrontation, three junta soldiers lost their lives at the scene, while the remaining forces fled into Myin Chin village, according to the Myanmar Defence Force Shwebo.

Despite the defence forces pursuing and engaging the retreating junta soldiers near the village, they were eventually compelled to withdraw due to the arrival of reinforcements from the junta-backed Pyu Saw Htee, who were hailing from Pan Yan and Leik Chin villages, as reported by the Myanmar Defence Force Shwebo.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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