Several homes destroyed in Sumpyi Yang village

Brang Shawng / March 06, 2022

Damaged homes in Sumpyi Yang village, northern Kachin State

At least six residential homes were destroyed in Sumpyi Yang village of northern Kachin State by Burma Army’s artillery shells last Thursday.

The village’s homes were destroyed during the hours-long clash between Burma Amry and the combine unit of Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and anti-junta People’s Defense Force-Kachin Region (PDF-KR) nearby the Sumpyi Yang village in Putao Township, according to the local witnesses.

The recent skirmish took place when an estimated 300 Burma Army troops came from Putao town and attacked the KIA posts and later stationed nearby the village. Burma Army restricted villagers to travel outside of their village.

In early of February 2022, Sumpyi Yang village was suffered from Burma Army’s aerial bombing just after the KIA and PDF captured Burma Army’s post nearby the village. More than a thousand villagers were temporarily displaced and a few were injured.

Sumpyi Yang village is situated 267 kilometres north of Kachin State capital Myitkyina and about 80 kilometres south of Putao Town.