On June 13th 2015, at 8:30 pm, a Border Guard Force (BGF) company led by Company Commander Hpuh Lwe Baw, under BGF Battalion #1015, headed by Commander Hpah Nwee, launched mortars and fired small guns into P--- place, in G--- village, Htee Tha Daw Hta village tract, Bu Tho Township, Hpapun District. The shells hit the villagers’ buffalos and damaged their rubber plantations. One of the buffalos lost its tail after being hit by shrapnel and has since stopped eating, likely due to the pain from its injury. The villagers were frightened by the shelling and temporarily ran away from the village. The BGF soldiers later told villagers that they fired their weapons because they were being haunted by a ghost.
In addition, on June 17th 2015, Second Lieutenant Tha Beh, a BGF platoon commander from BGF Battalion #1014, went to A--- village, Meh Pree village tract, Bu Tho Township, and threatened to kill one or two villagers. His reason for the threat was the alleged exclusive support of Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) soldiers and lack of support for BGF soldiers by some of the villagers. As a result, the villagers are afraid of him. Second Lieutenant Tha Beh is notorious in the area, as he has previously violently abused villagers and ordered villagers to do forced labour.