51 STORIES TAGGED ‘BGF’

BGF Militia Commander’s Truck Attacked by Unknown Group With Mines and Guns

February 9, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A pick-up truck carrying a commander of the Border Guard Force and troops was attacked by an unknown armed group on the old Myawaddy-Kawkareik Road last week – no casualties were reported. The incident happened on the 2nd February, 2016 at about 4 pm when a pick-up tru... Read more ►

Fighting Between Karen and Govt’s Militias Force Village School To Close

October 9, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting between soldiers from the government’s militia, the Border Guard Force and a splinter group of the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army occurred yesterday at around 10am and continue into today on the old Kawkareik-Myawaddy Road. A BGF officer confirmed the firefight ... Read more ►

Karen Villagers – “We Lost Everything In Asia Highway Conflict….”

September 27, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting in early July 2015 between soldiers from the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army and government troops along the Asia Highway, not only forced villagers from their homes, but caused them to lose most of their household belongings and food supplies when fleeing the conf... Read more ►

Government’s Militia Accused of Murdering Karen Soldier

September 26, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Handcuffed and with his throat-slit, Saw Ta Noe’s body was found in the Moei River near the Burmese border town of Myawaddy on September 22, a week after his disappearance. Saw Ta Noe, 23 a private, served in the Karen National Liberation Army’s special battalion under t... Read more ►

Colonel Chit Thu – “Border Guard Force Stands By The Karen People…”

August 27, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

In a speech delivered at the celebration marking the formation of Border Guard Force, a militia group under the control of the Burma Army, Colonel Chit Thu, claimed that his troops are for the benefit of the Karen people. Colonel Chit Thu, senior advisor and general secretar... Read more ►

KNU army and Govt’s militia clash – both sides blame each other for shooting first

August 21, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting between the Karen National Liberation Army and the government’s militia, the Border Guard Force (BGF) erupted in the Weigyi area of Papun Township, Karen State last week. Soldiers from KNLA Battalion 102 Company under the command of Lieutenant Saw Eh Ka Mwe fought... Read more ►

KHRG: Villagers wounded by grenades

July 8, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The independent Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG), documented in May that two incidents involving grenades and fired by soldiers wounded villagers, including children. The civilians suffered from injuries from grenades of the government’s militia, Border Guard Force, in ... Read more ►

Monks and BGF force villagers to build Papun bridge

June 18, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Sue Nyar (KIC)

Villagers taken from 30 villages were ordered to work on the construction of the HteeLah Eh Hta Bridge that crosses the Yunzanlin River, near Papun Township. The Karen Human Right Group’s report released on June 13, described how villagers from Meh Mwe, Day Wah, Kyaw P... Read more ►

Govt militia in shooting incident at border tax gates

May 11, 2013  •  Author: S’ Phan Shuang (KIC)

A soldier from the government’s controlled Border Guard Force (BGF) is alleged to have repeatedly fired his gun at a boat loaded with cement bags at a tax gate on the River Moei on the Thai-Burma Border. The incident happened on May 7 at tax gate 14 and involved a soldier ... Read more ►

Myaing Gyi Ngu residents flee from DKBA and Govt militia fighting

May 2, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Myaing Gyi Ngu villagers have fled fighting between the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and the government-controlled militia, the Border Guard Force (BGF). A Myaing Gyi Ngu resident said that the fighting started on April 27 and forced villagers from Shwe Nardar Myaing, Pido... Read more ►

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