- Web Master
- February 28, 2024
A resident of Kan Htaung Gyi town informed
Narinjara News that due to an artillery shelling from Kazu Kaing mountain in
Ann township at around 7:30 pm on 17 December, two woman and two men sustained injuries.
"The artillery shells were fired from Kazu
Kaing mountain at 7:30 pm. About 10 minutes later, an artillery shell fell in
the town and injured four people. One man sustained injuries on his leg and the
others were however not seriously injured. I could not sleep the whole night,”
On the other hand, a 63-year-old woman with some heart
problems died due to continuous artillery shelling by the soldiers. The
deceased has been identified as Daw May Yi Mya from Ah Lel Pine ward.
"She had a heart problem. We used to hear
the sound of gunfire since the fighting in Ann township began. They fired
frequently towards Myebon township. That's why the woman suffered a severe
heart problem,” he added.
The middle-aged school teacher Daw Khin Khin Than was
hit on her hand, 38-year-old Daw Lin Lin Swe was hit on her back, young Maung
Arr Kyel was hit on the hip and Maung Thayet Taung was hit on her leg. They all
hail from Taung Pine ward.
The residents also informed that the windows of a
post-primary school in Taung Pine ward were also damaged by the shelling.
Local residents revealed that the Arakan Army
(AA) and military personnel have been fighting in the Kazu Kaing area in Myebon Township.
At around 11 am on 13 December, Taw Hein Hill-based
camp of the military council based in Kazu Kaing village under Ann
township deliberately targeted the villagers. Because of the
indiscriminate artillery firing, a 54-year-old man
from Ah Htet Ywar Haung village under Dalet Chaung village-tract of Ann
Township sustained injuries.
During the gun fighting in Rakhine State nearly
30 civilians were killed and
over 100 were injured in one month.