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Karen, Karenni rebels say governmen
- Subject: Karen, Karenni rebels say governmen
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- Date: Sat, 08 Feb 1997 01:10:00
Subject: Karen, Karenni rebels say government forces using land mines.
07Feb97 BURMA: KAREN, KARENNI REBELS SAY GOVERNMENT FORCES USING LAND MINES.
Source: Democratic Voice of Burma, Oslo, in Burmese 1100 gmt 4 Feb 97
Karen and Karenni sources say that SLORC [State Law and Order Restoration
Council] forces are currently using more land mines. A Karenni commander
said SLORC soldiers from No 54, No 102, No 428, and No 429 LIR's [Light
Infantry Regiment] and No 530 and No 531 IR's [Infantry Regiment] had laid
many land mines near the vicinity of the Lawpita hydroelectric power
generation plant in Loikaw in Kayah State, and near the environs of the
Hsadaw, Demawso, Bawlake and Mawchi mines.
The KNU [Karen National Union] also said that SLORC forces have planted many
land mines in Papun, Thandaung and Bilin townships in Karen State. Some
local villagers and their livestock who stepped on the mines were killed or
maimed because these anti-personnel land mines were planted along the
pathways, jetties and village approaches...
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