Wed 29 Apr 2009
Filed under: News,On The Border
Thai army in Tak province protested against Burma on Wednesday after Burmese soldiers fired the 81-mm mortars into the Thai soil during their clashes with Karen National Union army.
As chairman of Thai-Burma Border Committee, Col Padung Yingpaiboonsuk, chief of infantry unit in Tak’s Mae Sot distric, submitted the protest note to his JBC counterpart; Maj Tunli Ong.
The note said Thailand wanted to protest against Burma after Burmese soldiers fired the 81-mm mortars into Baan Padee village in Tak’s Pobpra district on April 27.
Shells of the mortars injured Private Mag Lanang and Private Kampanart Ruafongfu. The incident happened as the Burmese army clashed with the KNU soldiers opposite Baan Padee village.
After the incident, the Thai side evacuated local villagers from the area to take shelters at a temple. Until April 29 (Wednesday), the villagers could not return to their houses as the clashes still continued, the note said.