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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Bodies of 9 policemen recovered in Mongko

Nay Pyi Taw December 8

The bodies of nine policemen who were lost in the fighting in Mongko, Muse Township, were recovered by security forces, according to the Information Committee of the State Counsellor’s Office yesterday.

Armed men from the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) ambushed the Mongko Police Station on 2 December. Sixteen police officers were killed in the fierce fighting.

Two bodies were found on 4 December in Ward-5 when security forces conducted an area clearance operation and made contact with one who had arrived in a neighbouring country.

Two more bodies were found at a school near Mongko Police Station, and five were found in a field between the school and the police station on 5 December. Two were found alive in the police station and one police officer was found alive at the school on 6 December.

Out of 16 missing police officers, nine are now confirmed dead, while four have been found alive. Three remain unaccounted for.

The wife of a police officer and a civilian were also killed in the fighting.

The Myawady Daily

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