“Our men were patrolling as usual in the area when the government troops came at us out of the blue, without any warning,” said Col. Sai La.
A landmine blast in northern Shan State’s Kyaukme District killed one person and injured seven others, local sources said on Thursday.
Tensions are running high between the Ta’ang and Shan communities in the Palaung area as more violence occurs.
The TNLA denied the charge, suggesting that the village might have been shelled by Burmese forces providing artillery support for SSA-South troops.
The TNLA claimed it clashed with the SSA-South three times on Sunday, with each side accusing the other of being the aggressor.