45 members of KKO (Breakaway) Return to Legal Fold in Hpa-an
The Global New Light of Myanmar, 23 Jun 2019
45 members of the KKO (Breakaway) group returned to the legal fold bringing their arms and ammunition at a Tatmadaw column on 22 June morning.
Led by Maung Myint, the 45-member troop of KKO (Breakaway) contacted the Tatmadaw column through Mizine Mountain Sayadaw Bhaddanta Sandarvara on 21 June while the Tatmadaw troops were conducting security operations in the mountain following one engagement with the group and two landmines attacks, according to the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.
Officials concerned has provided necessary aids to them.
The engagement happened while the Tatmadaw troops were conducting demining in the Mt. Mizine after a villager identified as Saw Nya Min from Tokekyi Village, Mizine Village-tract, Hpa-an Township, stepped on an improvised explosive device planted by KKO (Breakaway) on 18 June on his way to collect jengkol fruits.