- Jan 11, 2011
- Chiang Mai, Thailand
- 2007 KTM 990 Adventure Suzuki DRZ 400
8pm curfew in Phonsavan rumors of 50 Laos military dead from Hmong insurgence
This is officially unconfirmed and none of the Laos new agencies have this reported yet, but there are rumors of 50 LPA (Laos Peoples Army - Government forces) dead from Hmong insurgent & now a 8pm curfew in the Phonsavan area.
I spoke to SOMEONE on the phone, he's conformed this & got out of the Phonsavan region a couple of days ago, he was even held by the military there for over 3 hours for no reason, he said some tourists in Phonsavan were held by the military for being out in Phonsavan after the 8pm curfew.
I just received this email from another source confirming this too:
"widespread attacks by Hmong insurgents across Xieng Kouang.
Over 50 LPA dead. Even the new army base on Boum Long, the big mountain east of Yodt Phair, was attacked.
Yep , Confirmed. around Nam Siem , on the Long Chien Track out of XK according to them, still going on. Other areas around Xieng Kouang ( the Laos province containing Phonsavan) too."
STAY AWAY FROM THE PHONSAVAN REGION FOR A WHILE