At least five Burmese military personnel killed in an ambush by resistance forces in the south of the country

File – Burmese Army soldiers during a parade in Russia. – ALEXEY MAISHEV / SPUTNIK / CONTACTO

At least five Burmese military personnel were killed Friday in an ambush by resistance forces in the Tanintharyi region of southern Burma.

The attack followed an overnight attack on an armed forces office in Yebyu, Dawei district, the Dawei Guerrilla Revolutionary Force (DGRF) told ‘The Irrawaddy’ newspaper.

Dozens of military personnel of the junta ruling the country since the coup d’état of 2021 were on their way to this very office to offer reinforcements when they were ambushed by the Launglon People’s Defense Force and three other resistance groups.

«Three vehicles coming from the west were approaching the area to assist the Army. However, two were intercepted and the third had to turn back after the mine attack,» a militia spokesman said.

The country’s resistance forces have urged people to avoid public places, police stations and Army offices as the attacks continue. «We ask people to stay away from these areas and the military. Above all, stay away from police and army vehicles,» the spokesman said.

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