Junta carries out airstrikes on KNU-controlled Lay Kay Kaw
Myanmar’s junta carried out airstrikes and heavy artillery attacks on Lay Kay Kaw, a town in Kayin (Karen) State’s Myawaddy Township controlled by the Karen National Union (KNU), shortly after 10pm (local time) on Thursday, according to multiple local sources.
A local source who was in the area when the attack started told Myanmar Now that a military aircraft bombed a location near Lay Kay Kaw immediately before ground troops stationed on a nearby hill started firing heavy artillery towards the village of Mae Htaw Tha Lay.
A source close to KNU administrators in Lay Kay Kaw said the initial bombing occurred at around 10:10pm. The exact location of the attack was still being investigated, he added.