Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) spokesperson Li Kyar Win told MPA that the junta’s airstrikes on the place where the displaced people were trapped and fled from Lauk Lai Town, northern Shan State – killed and injured tens of people.
The military junta used an aircraft to bomb the place where the displaced people were trapped in Xi Yuin Ji village near the Se Ton Gate in Lauk Kai Town at around 8:30 p.m, on November 11th.
“They bombed with planes. I know that there are people who are wounded and killed. We’re shocked and running. I don’t know exactly. We have to move from place to place. We hardly eat. We don’t know how many people died or were hit. We are running for our lives. Our own survival is more important,” said a man who was trapped at the Se Ton Gate.
The junta’s airstrike is near Xi Yuin Ji village, which is located about three miles away from Lauk Kai Town. At the time of the air attack, there were no troops of the Three Brotherhood Alliances in the village, said Li Kyar Win.
“Yesterday evening, they bombed with planes. It’s not over a hundred. But the total of injuries and deaths is in the tens,” he said.
More than ten people have died so far due to the airstrike, and MNDAA is providing medical treatment to the injured, he continued.
The Lauk Kai Regional Command Headquarters (Da-Ka-Sa) opened fire with heavy weapons in the afternoon yesterday (November 11th) – killing about six people, and helicopters of the military junta were flying close over Lauk Kai at night.
“Yes, the plane flew low. They shelled one time in the afternoon. After that, they bombed at around 8:30 p.m., and there were people who ran back towards Lauk Kai. Someone I know from Ton Shein was hit in the arm,” said a local woman from Lauk Kai.
Most of the people who work in Lauk Kai, northern Shan State, are stuck between Lauk Kai and Lashio and unable to return home due to the ongoing fighting.