MAGWAY, Myanmar - At least eight resistance fighters were killed on Wednesday when junta troops intercepted a truck they were using to transport weapons in Magway Region's Pwintbyu Township.
According to Kyar Gyi, a member of the Pwintbyu People's Defence Force (PDF), the incident occurred early Wednesday morning near the Maezali bridge, located about 20 kilometers southwest of the town of Pwinbyu.
"They were transporting weapons, and junta soldiers were waiting for them near the bridge." "While they were still on the bridge, a fight broke out," he said, adding that some of the weapons in the truck exploded during the exchange of fire.
According to Kyar Gyi, the fighting began when junta troops stopped the truck at the bridge to search.
"While the troops ordered two people in the cabin to exit, the ones in the back opened fire," he said, adding that the clash involved around 50 regime soldiers.
According to local sources, three group members were apprehended alive, while several others managed to flee.
After the incident, a video believed to have been taken by junta forces shows eight bodies in a row, one with its lower half missing and another with head and stomach wounds.
"There are eight bodies, including the driver." In the video, a soldier can be heard saying, "Three captured alive."