Last week, State Administration Council (SAC) conducted two airstrikes on the village of Mkui Imnu in Mindat Township, southern Chin State, causing injuries to three people and damaging 13 civilian homes, 4 religious buildings, and 2 schools.
The injured individuals received light injuries and were treated at a local clinic.
Ko Yaw Mang, spokesperson for the People’s Administration for Mindat Township, stated that there is no active resistance force in the area situated north of Matupi, Kanpetlet, and Paletwa townships.
Two days before the first attack, Mindat Chinland Defence Force (CDF) reported that a regime jet fighter dropped at least 6 bombs on the road between Pan Sakhan and the locally known 16-miles in Mindat Township, damaging at least 3 civilian houses.
SAC’s Infantry Battalion (IB) 274 shelled the area from its base in Mindat town.
Ko Yaw Mang highlighted the frequent indiscriminate shelling by SAC in the township, attributing it to the regime’s attempt to instill fear among the civilian population, especially in light of the ongoing offensives by the resistance forces.
In Matupi Township, Battalion 2 of the local CDF ambushed a combined column of 60 soldiers from SAC patrolling near the village of Sawng Htiyar at a junction on the road to Matupi town.
CDF reported that a SAC corporal and a private were killed, while one soldier was wounded in the ambush.
The CDF officer explained that the area is a frequent site of clashes between the groups due to the proximity of their bases.
CDF, facing a shortage of weapons and ammunition, urged the local community to contribute funds to support their procurement.
The group also cautioned locals to avoid hunting in the jungle or carrying weapons while the fighting with SAC troops in the area continues.