KIA PDF and the army’s Shan Red Army are fighting fiercely in the village of Ka Xelzin, south of Phakant, Kachin State. The village is a large village and is mainly inhabited by gold mining workers. The Shan Red Army and the army continue to extort money from the village and the villagers are also suffering, so the KIA tried to invade and occupy it. As a result of the fighting, the village of Ley was burned down, leaving only the police station and the monastery. Some people were trapped inside the monastery, and I heard that forty villagers were killed by the Ley army.
Shanni armed groups have joined forces with the military in the upper Sagaing region and are causing all kinds of trouble to the people. Now, because gold is being mined in Selzin Village, they are working together with the military for their benefit. It has been a long time since the KIA fought a major battle in Kachin State. I think that after the Selzin village, they will continue to control Phakant that produces jade.