2 Muslim women died and 7 wounded in midnight artillery shall explosion in Buthidaung
Narinara News, 25 January 2020:
Two Muslim women were killed and seven received injuries in midnight artillery shall explosion in Kin Daung village under Buthidaung Township in northern Arakan state close to Bangladesh’s south eastern border.
A Muslim Leader of the village informed that one woman died in the spot and another woman died in Buthidaung hospital while she was sent to the hospital along with other 7 wounded people for better treatment.
“The artillery shell fell in a bed of a house and exploded there when they were sleeping. In the incident, two women killed and 7 other have been hospitalized in Buthidaung hospital,” he said.
Parliamentarian U Maung Kyaw Zan, lawmaker of the township in upper house , confirmed the incident and told Narinjara over phone that two women, age around 18 and 25, died in the incident and 7 are injuries.
“ One woman died in the spot and another woman died in Buthidaung Hospital. 7 injury patients are being treatment in Buthidaung hospital,” he said.
Myanmar Army spokesman Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun said that the artillery shell was come from Arakan Army during it midnight attacked an outpost of security force near Kyar Nyo Byint village in Buthidaug Township.
“ The artillery shell was fired by AA during the attack on our outpost. It is not concerned with our troops,” said Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun.
However AA spokesman Khaing Thuka denied it and there was not any clash between AA and Myanmar troops in the last night.
“ I have to know the artillery shell was fired by Myanmar army . Villagers told me that LIB 551 and out post nearby Kyar Nyo Byint village fired many artillery shellies to the area at night. The local people know exactly which group the shells in last night. It would be better if journalists inside and outside are to be allowed to cover stories in Arakan. At that the truth story will be coming out from the area,” Khaing Thuka said.