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Artillery Shelling by No.5 Border Guard Police Battalion in Maungdaw Township Injures 4, Including Pregnant Woman

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  • | Date: 06 December 2023
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Four individuals, including a pregnant woman from Shwe Yin Aye village, were injured as a result of artillery shells fired by No.5 Border Guard Police Battalion in Maungdaw Township, Rakhine State.

Among those injured are 22-year-old Daw Hla Sein Win, who is nine months pregnant, her 25-year-old husband U Maung Hla Aye, along with 62-year-old Daw Khin Yi and her grandson.


According to a resident of Shwe Yin Aye village who spoke to Narinjara News, two artillery shells were fired by the No.5 Border Guard Police Battalion based in Myo Thu Gyi village, Maungdaw Township, around 6 pm on December 4. These shells fell into Shwe Yin Aye village and exploded, resulting in injuries to four individuals.

 "A total of four people were injured. They were hit by shrapnel, but the injuries were not serious. Among the injured was also a pregnant woman. The incident occurred in two houses located next to each other," the resident said.


It is reported that Daw Hla Sein Win sustained injuries to her head, U Maung Hla Aye to his left knee, Daw Khin Yi to her back, and her grandson received minor injuries.

 A resident of Maungdaw informed Narinjara that Shwe Yin Aye village, situated in close proximity to the captured Bodhikone border guard station by the Arakan Army (AA), experienced deliberate firing from the Military Council troops as the station was being captured.


"AA has captured the Bodhikone border guard station. The village where the artillery shells fell is a combination of Shwe Yin Aye, Kan Thar Yar, and Bodhikone villages. They deliberately fired at the villages close to the AA-captured border guard station," the resident said.

 As of now, three out of the four injured individuals have been transported to Maungdaw Hospital.

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