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After landmine encounter, soldiers intensify search operation in Mrauk-U


  • By: Web Master
  • | Date: 07 December 2023
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The soldiers launched an intensified search operation in Mrauk-U of Rakhine State as they faced a landmine attack on Wednesday that killed 4 soldiers and injuried 6 others.

 

This morning the residents were checked by the junta forces at 7 am as they went to the markets and even walked on the road, said a local resident.

 

"The scared pedestrians and vendors did not return from the market. Now the road is blocked and the security inspection continues," he added.

 

Till 9 am, the soldiers conducted search operations at the football stadium, Ah Lel Zee intersection, Shwegu Taung intersection, and nearby areas of Mrauk-U hotel.

 

The exit of Pan Myaung village under Minbya township and the tractor gate used by the market-goers in Nan Yar Kone area also witnessed the rigorous inspections.

 

A Mrauk-U resident informed Narinjara News that 80 military council troops stayed at Ah Lel Zay school last night. They started the search operation in the morning hours.

 

The soldiers are primarily checking if any individual is linked to the Arakan Army (AA). They looked at the cell phones for clues if the individual had shared any information from Rakhine media outlets.

Residents revealed that the AA members launched a landmine attack on a column of soldiers on Wednesday morning near Kyauk Yit Kay ward intersection of Mrauk-U township.

 

The AA is yet to make any statement on the incident.

 

Following the landmine attack, the 540th army battalion launched the artillery shelling in Mrauk-U township. They also engaged machine guns in the urban areas since last evening.

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