Junta’s Air Force carried out an airstrike on Home Village in Daai region, Paletwa Township, Chin State, at 1:00 p.m. on January 29, killing 7 civilians, according to local news sources.
A CDF-Daai official told MPA that there was no fighting in the Daai region and the military junta targeted civilians for no reason.
“They dropped three bombs. Seven people were killed. They (the deceased) are known to be fuel oil traders. I heard that there were also damaged buildings. The ground rescue teams have not yet returned, so we do not know the details,” he said.
According to reports, those who died in the airstrike were six residents of Kyoke Village, Mindat Township, who were carrying fuel oil porters, and one resident of Daik Chaung Wa Village, Paletwa Township.
A Paletwa resident told MPA that Home Village is located at the border of Paletwa Township, Matupi Township and Mindat Township, and uses the Laymyo River to trade with Rakhine State.
“Along the Lemyo River, it has been used as a support route for the AA before. On December 19, there was an air attack from Home Village. At that time, a child’s leg was hit,” he explained.
The Arakan Army (AA) occupied the Paletwa area on January 14th, and the junta’s Air Force carried out an airstrike on Kyelay Village, Paletwa Township, on January 15th, resulting in the deaths of four civilians, including a 5-year-old child.