Laiza shelling fatalities were from KIO allies, ABSDF, AA, CNF, TNLA

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All of those killed in Wednesday's shelling attack on an training ground near the Kachin Independence Organization's Laiza headquarters were from the Kachin armed group's allies and not in fact the KIO as had been initially reported. A number of KIO personnel including trainers were however seriously injured in the blast.

Eleven of the victims were from the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), a close ally of the KIO which operates in northern Shan state. Eight more cadets from the Arakan Army (AA) also died in the attack. The All Burma Student Democratic Front (ABSDF) lost two cadets as did the Chin National Front (CNF).

According to a statement issued by the Free Burma Rangers the names of those killed are as follows:

1.     Mai Sat Chya Dang
2.     Mai Naga Ngye
3.     Mai Hkre Plang
4.     Mai Aik Chya
5.     Mai Sangai Jo
6.     Mai Plaw San
7.     Mai Sangai Htun
8.     Mai Kung Kamai
9.     Mai Aik Myit
10.   Naw Yawt Hkre
11.   Mai Om Hu (Died during hospital treatment)
12.   John Byak Din Lin
13.   Ram Ngawk (Died during hospital treatment)
14.   Kyaw Hkan
15.   Ko Saw Tin
16.   Hkai Htet Aung
17.   Hkai Htun
18.   Ye Win Htun
19.   Yan Lin Soe
20.   Aung Aung Tan
21.   Teing Tang Naing
22.   Heing Htet
23.  Tet Zaw


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