Myanmar’s NUG makes arrests in deadly shootout between rival resistance groups

The incident left one former anti-junta fighter and four members of his family dead in Sagaing Region’s Depayin Township last week

National Unity Government (NUG) authorities in Sagaing Region’s Depayin Township have arrested 10 members of a local resistance group in connection with the killing of five people in a shootout that took place last week, according to sources.

On May 28, members of the Students Group allegedly engaged in a gunfight with Thant Zin Htet, a former member of another local anti-regime group, killing him and his wife, brother, and parents in Tei Taw, a village about 10 miles southeast of the town of Depayin.

According to a local NUG administrator, officials who were alerted to the situation attempted to intervene, but were too late to prevent the outbreak of violence.

“We received news that [Thant Zin Htet’s] house was surrounded. Since it involved armed people, we requested assistance from [NUG troops]. However, before they arrived, the other group opened fire,” said a member of the Depayin. . .

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