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Military junta cuts communication lines in Rakhine State, launches arson attacks on villages

  • By: Web Master
  • | Date: 02 February 2024
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The junta forces have severed the communication lines  in the Rakhine region and they are also carrying out arson attacks on some villages.

The junta soldiers conducted an arson attack on  Sar Kone Pote village under  Ponnagyun township. Simultaneously, an arson attack was carried out on Kyar Ye Pyin village under Minbya township.

A resident of Sar Kone Pote village informed Narinjara News that the soldiers entered the village and conducted an arson attack.

“None of the villagers were in their places. They fled when observed the soldiers were advancing. The extent of damage, including the number of houses burnt, is yet to be known,” added the resident.

The village is situated in the southern part of Ponnagyun township which is adjacent to the Sittwe Shwe Min Gan jetty.  The village is under artillery shelling by Shwe Min Gan navy and 12th police

The villager reported that till midnight  the police battalion fired about 100 artillery shells, many of which fell on  Sar Kone Pote, Aing Din and Tan Khoe villages.

Earlier, the junta soldiers conducted an arson attack on Ye Yoe Pyin village near to Sar Kone Pote, without any provocation.

Likewise, Kyar Ye Pyin village  under Minbya township was targeted by an arson attack from the navy personnel. Many  houses were destroyed in the attack. Due to interruption of both the telephone and internet services in the locality, proper information is yet to arrive.

At least seven individuals, including four  children, are reportedly killed due to the artillery shells on Nyo Yaung Chaung village under Sittwe township.

However, Narinjara News can not independently confirm the information as the communication services are not in order in many localities.

Because of the junta soldiers’ arson attacks and artillery shelling on several Rakhine townships like Pauktaw, Ramree (Yanbye) and Mrauk-U were engulfed in flame. It compelled nearly 300,000 local residents to flee from their places.


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