Friday, May 24th 2024

3 killed, 2 injured in a shooting near Sittwe University



At least three people were killed and two others injured in a shooting incident that took place near Sittwe University, said a source close to Rakhine State military council.

“The incident took place this afternoon.  The identities of the dead and injured are still being investigated," he added.

It is understood that a group of armed men with civilian clothes arrived at the location driving motorcycles and exchanged fire with another group of armed men who came driving a car at around 1 pm on Saturday.

The dead bodies are being kept in Sittwe general hospital. The injured individuals are also treated there. The security arrangement in the hospital has been tightened.

There are speculations that the armed men, who opened fire, may not belong to the police or junta forces who are on duty for the protection of Sittwe University. They may be from the Arakan
Liberation Party (ALP) and Arakan Army (AA), but Narinjara News can not confirm it.

Narinjara News is trying to contact AA spokesperson U Khaing Thukha and ALP chairman Saw Mya Razalin for details.

Following the incident, security nets have been expanded to the entire area along with the entry-exit check points of Kyauk Tan gate in Sittwe township.

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