Clarification of Maj-Gen Zaw Min Tun, Information Team Leader of State Administration Council, on the Attack near Kyaiktiyo

On 12 October, the KNLA Brigade (1) and PDF terrorists, subordinates of NUG and CRPH brutally attacked the Kimmonchaung bus terminal of Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Kyaikto Township of Mon State using heavy and small weapons without any reason leaving three pilgrims killed and 19 others wounded. Regarding the incident, Maj-Gen Zaw Min Tun, Information Team Leader of State Administration Council clarified as follows –

  • According to the local witnesses and investigation by security forces, some 12 PDFs arrived there by car from Hsaungnainggyi Village of Kyaikto Township. Afterwards, taking a position on the road 50 yards east of the bus terminal and they opened fire on the bus terminal using 40 mm grenade launcher.
  • In the incident, three women of the pilgrims were dead and nine men and 10 women, totalling 19, were injured. One member of the Myanmar Police Force discharging security duty was also injured.
  • The injured were sent to Kyaikto People’s Hospital and if necessary, arrangements are being made to provide treatment to them at military hospitals.
  • The government was very sad about the dead and injured people.
  • Now we can witness that the so-called PDF terrorists are apparently committing terror acts against the pilgrims by firing.
  • Such an incident happened after the emergence of the news that the person who assumed himself as president of the NUG terrorist group recently pledged to accelerate continuous attacks.
  • So, we will continue the clear-cut assault against NUG/CRPH/so-called PDF terrorists.
  • Security forces are in hot pursuit of PDF terrorists who fired at the bus terminal near Kinmunchaung Village.

On the occasion of the Thadingyut this year, the people throng the eminent religious edifices following Myanmar traditions. Terror acts are direct encroachment on race, and religion. I’d like to urge all the people to oppose NUG, CRPH and PDF terrorist groups and cooperate with the security forces in carrying out peace and stability of the region, and peace and tranquillity of the Nation. We pledge to decisively take security measures.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar Newspaper (13-10-2022)

  • The so-called PDF terrorists are apparently committing terror acts against the pilgrims by firing. Such an incident happened after the emergence of the news that the person who assumed himself as president of the NUG terrorist group recently pledged to accelerate continuous attacks.
  • The clear-cut assault against NUG/CRPH/so-called PDF terrorists will be continued.
  • On the occasion of the Thadingyut this year, the people throng the eminent religious edifices following Myanmar traditions. Terror acts are direct encroachment on race, and religion and Buddhist-based culture.
  • All national people are urged to oppose NUG, CRPH and PDF terrorist groups and cooperate with the security forces in carrying out peace and stability of the region, and peace and tranquillity of the Nation.

 

 

engdate: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 20:45
month: 
October, 2022