Guwahati: At least five people were reportedly killed and several injured including two children, after Myanmar jet fighters on Wednesday allegedly pounded Camp Victoria, the military headquarters of the Chin National Army (CNA) in Myanmar, near Mizoram border.
The targets were right next to the international border line, the Mizoram-Myanmar border river Tiau, but on the Myanmar side.
According to the sources, the warplanes dropped about five bombs inside the camp and specifically targeted the family quarters where CNA-trained local civilian armed groups were staying.
Meanwhile, three hit the camp, while two detonated in the bed of the Tiau river, which runs along the border. Again, four more bombs were dropped Wednesday.
Following the incident, leaders of civil society organisations in Mizoram have said they will launch a medical assistance mission across the India-Myanmar border to assist victims of a Myanmar Air Force raid on an insurgent camp.
As per sources, the Mizo Students’ Union President Samuel Zoramthanpuia stated that the people in Mizoram and Myanmar’s Chin state share the same history, the same tradition and the same forefathers. He further added that we cannot abandon our family at this time of crisis.
The CNA, an ethnic armed group in Chin State, has its headquarters at Camp Victoria. The militia had lain inactive for a while, but since Myanmar’s military coup on February 1, 2021, it has teamed up with pro-democracy civilian militias to combat the junta.