Kachin Independence Army (KIA)

The February 2021 protests over the military coup in Myanmar has reactivated the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). Over the month of March 2021 alone, the KIA attacked military checkpoint near North Hpakant, killing 10 soldiers; attacked the Tamado base in the Papun region near the Chinese border, killing 60 soldiers & take 14 more as prisoners; and by late March KIA rebels attacked a checkpoint in the Laiz area.VideosVideo (above): March 2021 KIA attacked the Tamado base in the Papun region near the Chinese border.Video (above): March 2021 KIA raid on post on A'Law Peak.  Weapons seen are several 7.62x39mm platforms: KA-09 LMG (and possibly KA-07 LMG), KA2-5 rifles, RPK/T56 based LMG.Photos (above): March 2021 KIA takes 14 soldiers as prisoners at the Tamado military base.

Kachin Independence Army (KIA) is an active group formed c. 1961.
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