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Clashes continue in Ann, Buthidaung, Maungdaw townships, 11 junta soldiers killed, several injured

Clashes between the junta forces and Arakha Army (AA) fighters continue in Ann, Buthidaung and Maungdaw townships of Rakhine State, said an AA statement on 12 April.

During the clashes, 11 junta soldiers were killed and 18 others were injured. Some Arakha fighters also sustained injuries, added the statement.


On 10 April at 3:40 pm, a column of 50 soldiers  and AA fighter clashed for about half an hour at around 1,400 meters west of Lone village under Ann township,


The soldiers used artillery shells and airstrikes, asserted the AA statement.


After the battle, the soldiers retreated to Ann township, where the western command is located. They faced casualties, where many AA fighters sustained serious injuries in the conflict.


Next day at 11:20 am, another skirmish broke out between the two armed sides at around 1,000 meters south of Min Baw village under  Ann township.


The battle continued till 4 pm, where five junta soldiers were killed and 10 others injured. Some AA fighters suffered moderate injuries.

On 10 April at 6:15 pm, the junta soldiers and AA fighters clashed for one hour at Kan Pyin Thar Si village under  Maungdaw township, which is 2.5 km east of the Buthidaung-Maungdaw Kyaw road. During the clash, six soldiers were killed and eight others were injured.


As previously announced by the AA, their fighters will continue  attacking the military bases. The AA also warned the outposts like that in Kyein Chaung, which have not shown interest  in surrendering to them.

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