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Mizzima: Child soldiers are among t

Child soldiers are among those arrested in Mizoram State

Aizawl: February 20, 2000
Mizzima News Group

Another proof of Burma army recruiting children into its armed forces!
Two teenagers are among those Burma army deserters who were arrested by
Mizoram police on February 17 near a village in Indian border. Tun Linn
Naung, aged 13 and Win Kyaw aged 18 are the two soldiers from Light
Infantry Battalion No. 266 who deserted along with two other soldiers
(Than Thun, aged 25 and Soe Aye, aged 20) from an army outpost stationed
at Rid village of Chin State of Burma.

The Champhai police in Mizoram State arrested all the four Burmese
soldiers near the border village of Kelkang in Champhai district.

The police is holding them in Champhai police station under
investigation. The Burma army commanders from Rid outpost have
reportedly sought the return of the weapons and ammunitions that were
seized from these four deserters by the Indian authorities. The police
seized three G-3 assault rifles and ammunitions (140 bullets) from the