AIZAWL- Two days after the Myanmar military reportedly bombed a rebel camp along the country’s border with India, with some local leaders claiming that one shell fell in Mizoram’s Champai district, the Assam Rifles (AR) on January 12 rebuffed the assertion stating that the Indian side was unaffected by the aerial strikes.
Lalramliana, the president of Farkawn village council in Champai, however, said that a bomb was dropped near Tiau river on the Mizoram side.
A truck owned by a village council member has been damaged in the explosion, he said.
Speaking to PTI, a senior official of the AR, which guards the India-Myanmar border, also confirmed that several explosions occurred in the neighbouring country along the international boundary.
A senior official of Champai district said that an official statement would be issued in the matter only after a thorough verification of the details.
“I have sent a magistrate of the area concerned to verify the claims being made by some locals. An official report in the matter can be expected by Thursday evening,” Champhai deputy commissioner James Lalrinchhana said.
The Myanmar military junta, on Tuesday, reportedly launched aerial strikes on Camp Victoria, the military headquarters of the Chin National Army (CNA), one of the most powerful ethnic insurgent groups in the neighbouring country.