Mapping No. 18
This diagram illustrates the on-ground situation, including the locations of IDP camps, SAC military posts, KIO headquarters territory, and frontline areas near Laiza in Waingmaw Township, Kachin State. It is essential to consider this context in light of a significant explosion that occurred on the night of October 9 in Mung Lai Hkyet. On the night of October 9, a significant explosion occurred in Mung Lai Hkyet, resulting in 29 casualties, including eleven children, with 57 others injured. The KIA spokesperson suggested it was likely an artillery or drone attack by the SAC, although the SAC has denied it.