Fighting between Tatmadaw troops, AA insurgents occurred

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About a hundred AA insurgents were reported to be active in hills near Paungtote Village, Mrauk-U towns, Rakhine State to establish a training camp and operation area about 31 km north from where Rakhine State Chief Minister’s convoy was attacked by remote controlled improvised explosive devices on 1 January 2019 and 6 km. north east from a place where another vehicle was attacked by a mine on 17 February. As they were obstructing and destroying the roads used by the public, Tatmadaw columns conducted appropriate security operations.
During the operations two engagements with about a hundred AA insurgents occurred at about 15 km east of Kyauktaw town and the insurgents retreated toward the south while the Tatmadaw columns were in hot pursuit.
During the engagement some Tatmadaw personnel were hurt and 9 bodies of AA insurgents were found with one RPG. Tatmadaw columns are continuing security operations for the rule of law and regional stability in Rakhine State according to news released by Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Office.

 

— MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)

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