Regarding the queries about the military attack on the office of the NUG, declared as terrorist group, of the PDF terrorist groups near Pazigyi Village in Kantbalu Township of Sagaing Region, Maj-Gen Zaw Min Tun replied as follows:
Firstly, you have to know the background situation about Pazigyi Village in Kantbalu region. In March of this year, the administrator of Pazigyi Village was accused and killed by the so-called PDF terrorist group. Besides, the entire people in the village were threatened and forced to join the PDF terrorist group. You already knew the group behind the scene. Later, it can be seen that they, with NUG/CRPH, have been doing acts of instigation. In some villages of Sagaing Region, terrorist groups like the one in the name of PDF are doing acts of incitement to open their administration offices. The Tatmadaw is also taking measures to ensure peace and stability in this region. Sagaing is the region where the Buddhist monks, teachers and innocent people have been accused and murdered most. Moreover, this is the region where the villages of the people who do not support them have been torched and destroyed most.
In the incident about 8 am this morning, the so-called NUG/CRPH was holding the opening ceremony of their office in that Pazigyi Village. Then, the opening ceremony of the office of the terrorist group in the name of People Defence Force (PDF) was held too. We attacked those terrorist groups’ events and learnt that PDF members were killed in the incident. They are terrorist groups who are against the Government and the people. As we talked earlier, you will see pictures on social media. Many of them are in terrorist groups’ uniforms. Maybe some pictures are of civilian clothes. Here, as I said before, PDF terrorists groups usually say the civilians are killed whenever PDF members in civilian clothes appear killed. But they also usually say the terrorist members in civilian clothes are PDFs when they win a victory. Such an accusation will be seen ahead. According to the information on the ground, that incident did not happen because of our attack alone. On the ground, those terrorist groups planted mines around that incident place. Besides, there are some places in which gunpowder and explosives are stored. We have exactly learnt that the explosion occurred as our attack directly hit the said place leaving casualties. What such PDF terrorist groups are doing acts on the ground has committed real war crimes. What they are doing on the ground is really ruthless. They threaten and torch the villages that do not support them and even do the same to the villages that are neutral. Moreover, as we released frequently, they use schools and Buddhist monasteries in villages in their line of defence. They ordered schools to shut in villages and placed sand bags in those schools to be used as bunkers. More wickedly, when they hold an event such as a training course, they order that a PDF terrorist group member must attend it and make a threat message that it is compulsory for every household to send a person to the event. They arrange a concluding event of the training course within days. Once such an event is organized, they create that women and children from every household must attend the event as supporters. Even we don’t need to inquire about the incident. You will see that the pictures of the children holding the guns were also revealed by the terrorists themselves. Moreover, even children were told to welcome their terrorist group members. In the attack, as I said, the attack directly hit the site where their gunpowder and explosives were stored. The explosion occurred at that place. Therefore, I just like to answer that such an explosion might leave PDF supporters or the people, who support them because of being afraid of the PDF terrorists, injured.
Source: MWD (12-4-2023)
- Regarding the attack on the office of the NUG, declared as terrorist group, of the PDF terrorist groups near Pazigyi Village in Kantbalu Township, the PDF terrorist members were killed in reality. But, the PDF terrorists groups usually say the civilians are killed whenever PDF members in civilian clothes appear killed. Howeveer, they also usually say the terrorist members in civilian clothes are PDFs when they win a victory.
- In the attack, the huge explosion occurred as our attack directly hit the place in which gunpowder and explosives are stored leaving casualties.
- The PDF terrorists placed sand bags in schools in villages to be used as bunkers, and when they hold an event such as a training course, they make a threat message that it is compulsory for every household to send a person to the event. Every concluding event of the training course, they create that women and children from every household must attend the event as supporters.