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Attack on Pipeline security
- Subject: Attack on Pipeline security
- From: dvb@xxxxx
- Date: Tue, 05 Nov 1996 03:27:00
05Nov96 BURMA: ATTACK ON PIPELINE SECURITY CAMP REPORTEDLY LEAVES FIVE DEAD,
Source: Democratic Voice of Burma, Oslo in Burmese 1100 gmt 3 Nov 96
Text of report by Burmese opposition radio
It has been learned that five soldiers were killed on 22nd October,
including one sergeant from No 282 LIR [Light Infantry Regiment], which was
newly formed in September to protect security camps of the Yadana gas
pipeline. The No 282 LIR, presently stationed at Nateindaung, is responsible
for the security of the pipeline between Nateindaung and Zintha.
At about 1100 on 22nd October, an unknown armed group launched a machine gun
attack against the Ayemyitthar security camp, killing at least five
soldiers, including one sergeant, and seriously wounding 13 others.
This is the first time the security camps have been attacked since a civil
law suit was filed against the US oil company Unocal, which has shares in
the pipeline project. A Total [French oil company] base camp in Ohnbingon
was attacked in February.
The attack came amidst the SLORC's [State Law and Order Restoration Council]
expansion of the security forces in the region to 10 regiments.
(c) BBC Monitoring Summary of World Broadcasts.
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