A clash broke out between Tatmadaw troops and an unknown armed group in southern Maungdaw Township, Rakhine (Arakan) State on June 20, according to local residents.
One local resident of Kha Yay Myaing Village told Narinjara News that fighting took place between 10:30am and 11am near Kin Stream.
“We heard the sound of gunfire from the village,” the resident said. This was reportedly followed by the firing of heavy artillery that evening.
The resident said the clash took place between a joint team of Tatmadaw and Border Guard Police troops and an unknown armed group along with some people from Kha Yay Myaing Village.
This comes eight months after the government launched a counter-insurgency campaign in the area.
Narinjara News could not confirm if there were any casualties.
The authorities have not released information about the incident. But residents of Kin Chaung Village also confirmed the fighting to Narinjara News.
“We are worried after hearing the sounds of battle,” the Kha Yay Myaing villager added.