Myanmar Opposition Militia Kill Police Officers On A Train

Five police officers were shot and killed recently on the Yangon circle line by an unknown group, a striking train worker told the press.
In an interview on condition of anonymity, the worker said the gunmen rode the train and then opened fire when it stopped at a station near Ahlone Township.
“One of the policemen shot back at the gunmen,” he said, adding that none of the attackers were killed or captured. “I heard that passengers and others on the train were safe because they were asked to get off before the shooting occurred.”
Three privates and Lance-Corporal Win Zaw Latt died at the scene, he said. The two corporals, Myint Htay and Kyaw Zin, were sent to the 500-bed Defense Services Orthopaedic Hospital in Mingalardon Township, he said. Myint Htay later died in the hospital.
According to him, soldiers collected the bodies of the four police officers at the station, but no arrests were made. The killings have not been attributed to anyone.
Kyaw Zin, the officer who survived, was asleep when the attack began. “He woke up when he heard voices and was shot in the chest,” the worker said.
Ye Min Tun, a 20-year-old private, was among the dead. The family is still attempting to retrieve his body, a relative told Myanmar Now.
Recently, photos of the policemen lying dead on the train went viral on Facebook.
Police officers reported that the attackers stole four guns from them, according to the pro-military People Media news outlet.
The junta has not commented on the attack officially, and its spokesperson could not be reached.
It is the latest in a series of guerrilla attacks against junta targets. Across the country, local administrators, soldiers, police, and suspected military informants have been killed or injured.


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