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Myanmar Landmine Blasts: 4 junta soldiers were killed in an explosion; sources

First Published: 28th October, 2022 9:28 IST

Four Myanmar junta soldiers were reportedly killed after around 10 of them stumbled on a landmine concealed by members of the local resistance force in Khawmawi village on the Myanmar-Mizoram

Four Myanmar junta soldiers were reportedly killed after around 10 of them stumbled on a landmine concealed by members of the local resistance force in Khawmawi village on the Myanmar-Mizoram border on Thursday. 

The explosion was heard even from Zokhawthar village in Mizoram, hardly 1 kilometre from Khawmawi at around 7.30 am. Another explosion of around 5 bombs was also heard at around 9.20 AM on Thursday. 

According to sources, Myanmar army personnel were coming out from their camp at Rihkhawdar Ward No. 2 on the top of the hill in Tiau-Zokhawthar village to undertake shopping, The Tahan Post said, adding that the junta soldiers continued to fire guns and even rocket propelled grenades after the landmine blasts.

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However, there was no return fire from the local militia members, and no casualties were reported among the civilians. 

Meanwhile, a resident of Zokhawthar village said that they could hear bomb explosions and firing from the village, but could not verify what happened across the border.

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