Abrief skirmish erupted between the Tatmadaw and ceasefire signatory the Karen National Union (KNU). The fighting occurred Near Old Phyu Village in Tanintharyi Region on April 22. The Karen National Liberation Army’s Battalion 11 and troops from the KNU’s Company 3 exchanged fire with the Tatmadaw’s 265th Light Infantry Battalion.
A source close to the KNU and to the Tatmadaw said the skirmish was related due to a misunderstanding after local residents reported that outsiders had come to clear the forests near Old The Phyu Village. Members of the Tatmadaw light infantry battalion then went to the area to investigate.