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Perpetrators of armed attack to 6 policemen on Yangon circular train arrested with weapons, ammunition

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Perpetrators of armed attack arrested along with weapons and ammunition.

Perpetrators of the deadly armed attack that happened on the Insein-Yangon-Insein-Hlawgar-Insein circular train on 14 August 2021, which killed five polices and injured one, were arrested together with four weapons and ammunition taken from the police force.
Suspects named Kyaw Win Soe, Kaung Pyae Sone Oo and San Min Aung were found and detained at No (302/B), Building number 7, on Dagon Lwin Street, Myitta Nyunt ward, Tamway Township on the morning of 3 September, based on the continuous investigation by a combined team of police and security forces. It was also revealed that they used a taxi AD van with a numberplate 1H/6927 (white colour) and a taxi Fielder with a numberplate GG/6266 (lead colour) by changing the number plates.
Their statements revealed that they were involved in the incident that happened on the train, and the security forces arrested Myat Phyo Pwint together with four weapons taken from the polices at No (2/A), Bayintnaung street, Thuwunna Myothit, Thingangyun Township. In addition, Zeya Phyo who returned to the apartment was also detained. Following their statements, the security forces searched the house of Lin Lin (a) Nay Lin Htike (a) Hta Sin Htoo, the leader of the group, in Dagon Myothit (North) Township, however, he escaped. It was also learnt on 2 September that he went to the house of his friend Ma Ohnmar where the security forces searched but did not find him as he escaped again.
The confession of the suspects led to the place of pistols used in the attack, and the security forces found and confiscated a communicator (Hytera) and related materials at No 44, Yankyiaung street, Motelatsaung hill (North), Sangyaung.
According to the statement of the arrested suspects, Kaung Pyae Sone Oo (a sailor) and 25 other people attended the terrorist training course on 22 March in the KNU territory and returned in May. On 10 August, Nay Lin Htike led 15 people including Kaung Pyae Sone Oo, Ko Zaw, Shan Lay, Ma Phyo, Zeya Phyo discussed to carry out an attack to the train police. San Min Aung (arrested), Kyaw Win Soe (arrested), Ko Shine (on the run), took charge of keeping an eye on the police force and Kaung Pyae Sone Oo, Nay Lin Htike, Ko Zaw, Shan Lay, Aung Gyi and Kyaw Lay took the responsibility to shoot at the police force.
After the attack, the group with Nay Lin Htike took the weapons and ammunition left by a taxi and Kaung Pyae Sone Oo and the other two people left by a Honda Civic.
According to the group messages in a seized phone from them, ex-MP (NLD) Phyo Zeya Thaw (aka) Maung Thaw contacted his girlfriend Myat Phyo Pwint to keep the police weapons at the secure place. The weapons stored in two guitar bags were transported in 2J/1902 Camery car (lead colour) to the house in Thingangyun on 1 September. The security forces confiscated those weapons on 3 September.
It is reported that the security forces are making continuous efforts to arrest the rest of the perpetrators and has requested the people to work together to identify the related incidents committed by the terrorist groups.—MNA

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