Bloody clash between army and rebels in Myanmar, about 30 soldiers killed

Bloody clash between army and rebels in Myanmar, about 30 soldiers killed

At least 30 junta soldiers have been killed in a clash between the Myanmar army and rebel groups in the Sagaing region. Radio Free Asia quoted members of the People's Defense Force (PDF) as saying that the fighting took place when junta troops launched an operation in the area.

PDF spokesman Informer said a military convoy was hit by landmines outside Pell Township on Monday morning, killing at least 30 government soldiers, including a commander. He said that we had been waiting for the convoy since Sunday as we heard that a senior commander was coming along.

The country has been in turmoil since the February 1 military coup in Myanmar. Myanmar's military, led by Senior General Ming Aung Hling, declared a one-year state of emergency, removing the civilian government. The coup led to mass protests, which later took the form of violence.

In the more than eight months since the coup, military forces in Myanmar have killed 1,167 civilians while arresting at least 7,219 people in the country, according to data from the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP). There has been a significant increase in the number of clashes between the Myanmar military and rebel groups, reaching 132 incidents of conflict in the last month alone.

Detained Myanmar President Win Myint said on Tuesday that senior military officials tried to force him to resign, citing false health conditions on the day of the coup. Radio Free Asia reported that Vin's statement came during his testimony on the defamation charges against him.

Win Myint said that two high-ranking officers (possibly a lieutenant general or general) came to his home on the morning of 1 February and pressured him to step down, citing ill health. Radio Free Asia quoted Win's security team as saying that the president turned down his offer, saying he was in "perfect health". The team said officials warned him that he would suffer a lot if he did not obey, but the president told him he would rather die than consent.

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Heavy rains, floods and landslides cause havoc in Nepal, death toll reaches 88

Heavy rains, floods and landslides cause havoc in Nepal, death toll reaches 88

 11 more people have died in Nepal due to floods and landslides caused by heavy rains. The death toll has risen to 88 on Thursday. According to the latest data released by the Ministry of Disaster Management, 30 people are missing in these incidents so far.

Panchthar, a district in eastern Nepal, has recorded the highest number of deaths at 27. This was followed by 13 deaths each in Ilam and Doti districts. Deaths were also reported from 15 other districts including Kalikot, Baitadi, Dadeldhura, Bajang, Humla, Solukhumbu, Puthan, Dhankuta, Morang, Sunsari and Udaipur.

At least 88 people have lost their lives in recent incidents of floods, landslides and floods in different parts of the country following incessant rains in the last three days, Health Ministry officials said. The death of 11 people has been confirmed on Thursday morning. He told that 63 people died on Wednesday, while on Tuesday the death toll was 14.

Natural disaster has occurred in 20 districts of Nepal. 21 people have gone missing in Bajhang district. However, the weather conditions have started improving from Thursday. Meanwhile, Home Minister Balkrishna Khand has directed Nepal Police, Armed Police Forces, National Investigation Department and Nepal Army to immediately evacuate foreign tourists stranded in Humla district.

Twelve people, including four Slovenian tourists and three guides, are stranded in Nakhla in Humla district, 700 km west of Kathmandu. The road in Limi area was blocked due to heavy snowfall. Humla Chief District Officer Ganesh Acharya said they were on their way back to Simikot after completing their trekking expedition at Limi.

Snow had started in the area since Sunday and rescue operations could not be carried out on Wednesday due to bad weather. Officials said that the local administration has sought a helicopter from the Home Ministry to carry out the rescue operation.

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