Fighters, who are opposing the military junta in Myanmar, seized a police station in Mobye town on Sunday and claimed to have killed at least 13 security force personnel and caught four others.

This has been claimed by a media report on the basis of local media reports.

According to the report, videos were shared on social media that showed what appeared to be the dead bodies of security force personnel during an attack by those who have been opposing military coup in Myanmar.

The military coup in Myanmar overthrew elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1.

The report said a gun battle erupted near the Myanmar-China border early on Sunday.

On Saturday, an armed ethnic group, which has been opposing the military coup, launched an attack on a jade mining town on the other side of Myanmar near the Indo-Myanmar border.

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It has been reported that a video from Mobye town showed bodies in the uniforms of the security forces while other pictures showed 4 men, said to be police, with their hands behind their backs and blindfolded with surgical masks.

A vehicle of the Myanmar police was also shown in flames as dozens of fighters milled at the spot.

However, no junta spokesman could be contacted to confirm the authenticity of the video, the report said.

The Irrawaddy news outlet quoted a fighter from People’s Defence Force as saying that the police station was set on fire and two civilians received wounds during the fighting.

Other media reports claimed that up to 15 members of the security forces were killed during the fight.

Mobye is located around 100 km east of the capital city of Naypyidaw.

After the military captured power in Myanmar, local People’s Defence Forces vehemently opposed the junta.

It has been reported that over 125,000 school teachers have been suspended for joining a civil disobedience movement to oppose the military coup, the report quoted an official of the Myanmar Teachers’ Federation as saying.

The security forces have killed at least 815 people since the coup, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners activist group.


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