Chinese border town under attack

Tu Ja / March 28, 2021

Muse Town’s border gate

A border town near China in northern Shan State of Burma has been under attacked by the troops from the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) today in respond to the ruthless crackdown on the anti-coup protesters in Muse.

KIA soldiers from battalion 9th of Brigade 6th attacked the combined Burma Army, police and militia forces stationed at the hydro-power station near the Muse town this evening, according the KIA. The hydro-power station is located near the Junjaw village in town.

KIA also launched attack on the Burma Army post at the Namtsin hill near the Nam Mawng village in Muse Township. A Burma Army station at the bridge between Junjaw and Hoeway village being attacked by the Kachin soldiers.

Muse town is the country’s major trading hub on China-Burma border and it’s connected to China’s Ruili town of southern Yunnan province. Muse is located 106 miles north of Burma’s northern Shan State capital Lashio.

Muse is administered by the Burmese government under the controls of Burma Army, Moneko, Kyu Koke, Mong Yu and Mong Paw Poeple’s Militia Forces. The surrounding jungle areas was jointly controlled by the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), Ta-ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA).