Local, foreign independent journalists report from Maungtaw

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Independent journalists interview security member. Photo: MNA

A group of independent journalists including local and foreign media yesterday talked to people of the Islamic faith at a Bengali Market, Ka Nyin Tan Ward in Maungtaw Township, Rakhine State yesterday morning to gather the information regarding the activities of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) extremist terrorists.
The media group then went to Maw Ya Wati Village, where they interviewed village elder U San Hla Phyu and other residents.
The journalists also took photos of damage by fires in Maung Tu Lar and Zay Gone Tan villages of Alae Than Kyaw village tract, Maungtaw Township and interviewed officials of border security police outposts, which defended against the ARSA extremist terrorist attacks on 25 August that killed over 70 people and forced thousands to flee.
Photos of the damages due to fire in upper Kan Paing Gyi and Kan Bu villages and Gaw Du Thar Ya village were also taken. While media group was gathering information in Gaw Du Thar Ya village, around four or five ethnic people were found and media group reported to officials of Maungtaw District General Administration Department and the security forces after being informed of the news made a search for the suspicion men. Then, the media group took photos of constructed fence near No.1 inspection gate at Myoma west ward of Maungtaw between Myanmar and Bangladesh border.—Myanmar News Agency

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