12 KILLED IN ARMED ATTACK ON CONVOY IN MYANMAR'S SHAN STATE
6 Feb 2021
YANGON: At least nine civilians and three policemen were killed in an armed attack on a convoy of the former leading body member of Myanmar's self-administered zone, Xinhua news agency reported according to a statement released by the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Service Office on Saturday.
The convoy led by U Khin Maung Lwin, a former central executive committee member of Myanmar's Kokang Self-Administered Zone, was attacked by a group of 20 members from the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) on the way from Lashio to Laukkai, capital of Kokang Self-Administered Zone in Shan state on Friday afternoon, according to the statement.
The attack killed nine civilians and three police personnel, and injured eight civilians and five police personnel, the military's statement said.
Meanwhile, the military recently extended the suspension period of its operation against the armed groups to Feb 28. - Bernama