Houses burnt, IEDs found in Maungtaw region

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The outbreak of fire started at a Muslim house is seen before spread to Hindu houses in Maungtaw. Photo: MNA

Seven Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) suspected of being planted by Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) extremist terrorists were found yesterday in Chein Khar Li Village, Yathedaung Township, according to authorities.
While on patrol, security forces found two IEDs made from automobile pistons with a diameter of 4.5 inches and a length of 9 inches and five IEDs made from 9-inch long iron pipe with a diameter of 4.5 inches hidden in a hole in the ground covered with straw. The bombs were deactivated and no injuries were reported. Police from Inndin are investigating. On Friday, security forces responding to reports of multiple fires in Ngasarkyu and Kyein Chaung villages, Maungtaw Township found six houses destroyed by fire. The cause of the fires is under investigation.

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On the same day, eight Hindu houses were burnt down in Kyein Chaung, causing damage estimated at Ks800,000.
The fires were found to have started from a Muslim house and spread to nearby Hindu houses. The cause of the fire is being investigated and a case will be opened according to the law.

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