One man arrested, arms, ammunition, mines seized

Arms, ammunition and landminees discovered on 4 October. Photo: MNA
Arms, ammunition and landminees discovered on 4 October. Photo: MNA

Security personnel conducting law enforcement measures on Wednesday acted on a tip-off and searched the vicinity of Thawunchaung village and found weapons, ammunition and landmines. The perpetrators are suspected of being members of the ARSA, a terrorist group.
Security personnel found a 12-gauge smooth-bore shotgun with 14 shells, two string-activated IEDs measuring 5 inches in diameter and 8 inch in length, two IEDs operated by remote control measuring 2 inch in diameter and 9 inches in length, three hand-made,9-inch long steel pipe grenades, one hand grenade, one silver-coloured smoke grenade, two flares measuring 1.5 inches in diameter and 11 inches in length, two flares measuring 1.5 inches in diameter and 6 inches in length, nine key hooks commonly used for detonating IEDs, two batteries, and a connector measuring 3 inches x 2 inches x 1 inch connected with wires in a bush at the bottom of Mayu Mountain about 1,000 meters northeast of Thawunchaung village.
On Wednesday, after receiving a report of suspected terrorists arriving nearby, security personnel searched Myomakanyintan village tract and caught Mahmet Ayid, aged 23 with a steel sword about 18 inches long. —Myanmar News Agency

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