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ULA member arrested, in return junta officer and policeman detained by AA

  • By: Web Master
  • | Date: 09 September 2023
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After the military council soldiers arrested a member of  United League of Arakan (ULA, the political wing of Arakan Army), the AA members detained a junta officer and two policemen in Kyauk Phyu
township of Rakhine State.

ULA member Ko Han Lin was arrested by the junta forces on 6 September and AA members responded picking up an officer and two policeman in the evening hours.

A member of the ULA administration unit, Han Lin was arrested by the soldiers based at Kyauk Talon army checkpoint while he was returning from the downtown areas of Kyauk Phyu township.

By evening at around 6:30 pm, a junta officer along with two policeman were picked up by AA members from  Zin Chaung village under the same township.

A local resident, who wanted anonymity, informed that a group of  30 soldiers came to the village and searched for their officer and policeman in several houses, whose identities are yet to revealed.

Following the incident of mutual arrests by the junta forces and AA members, many villagers fled their places.

“As there are  so many inspections, the villagers wanted to avoid the troubles. Moreover, they are often framed as  AA members or sympathizers wrongly,” he added, expressing apprehensions that the
gun fighting between the two armed groups may resume soon.

AA spokesperson U Khaing Thukha and Rakhine State security & border affairs minister colonel Kyawthura were contacted for details, but there was no adequate response.

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