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AA captures Kyee Kan Pyin border guard police headquarters



Naung Min Lu

Narinjara News, 4 May 2024

 

The Arakha Army (AA) captured Kyee Kan Pyin border guard police headquarters, located about eight miles away from Maungdaw township in Rakhine State on Friday morning. The junta's border guard officers and soldiers fled in disorder after facing the AA offensive.

 

Many senior officers retreated to nearby Hla Phoe Khaung number 10 border guard police battalion. The residents close to the location reported that the soldiers took away important documents twice using the helicopter.

 

"Kyee Kan Pyin and Hla Phoe Khaung bases have been under siege by the AA fighters for a long time. The officers and soldiers from Kyee Kan Pyin border guard police headquarters fled and those from Hla Phoe Khaung used the helicopter to transport important documents  at 12:30 and 4 pm,” said a local  resident.

 

Around 400 border guard personnel, who fled in disorder from Kyee Kan Pyin headquarters, positioned themselves along Hla Phoe Khaung road.

 

"Those who fled from Kyee Kan Pyin could not be accommodated in the  camps. So they were stationed along Hla Phoe Khaung road. They assembled with 50 to 60 personnel in a group,” added the resident.

 

"As there are many mountains behind the Kyee Kan Pyin headquarters and the AA fighters attacked with artillery shells and drones, the soldiers failed to resist the offensive. Moreover, the morale of junta soldiers remains low," asserted the resident.

 

Despite reports of the AA fighters capturing Maungdaw, local residents stated that the situation is normal.

 

"Maungdaw is still peaceful. Both the district and township police stations are functioning normally. The market and banks remain open," stated the resident.

 

Now the junta has reinforced the number 5 border guard police battalion in Myo Thu Gyi ward of Maungdaw.

 

Following the AA's capture of number 7 border guard police battalion near Kyein Chaung village on 11 April, Kyee Kan Pyin border guard police headquarters and Hla Phoe Khaung number 10 border guard police battalion were besieged by the AA fighters.

 

 

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