4th Infantry Regiment Taskforce Sweeps Mae Sod Fields after Farmers find more than 50 RPG Rounds

 | Fri 16 May 2014 09:03 ICT

CityNews – The 4th Infantry Regiment Taskforce sent a bomb squad unit to recover heavy ammunition in Mae Sod after farmers found over 50 RPG rounds in their rice paddies.


On May 15th, the 4th Infantry Regiment Taskforce and the 34th Border Patrol Police went to the rice paddies in Baan Keed Sam Ta, T. Mae Kasa, A. Mae Sod, Tak to recover and safely detonate the ammunition. Baan Keed Sam Ta farmers told the task force that they had discovered over 50 rocket-propelled grenades (RPG) and other types of explosives on their land. Some of the explosives had been used while some were still active.

The 34th Border Patrol Police told the press that the rounds were likely smuggled through Baan Wang Pha, A. Mae Sod border by Karen National Union (KNU) army. The KNU’s Kormura 101 Camp under the command of General Bomia was captured by the Burmese army in 1994. As a result, some of KNU soldiers found refuge in Thailand and might have buried their ammunition there.

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