Three Arakan Army personnel arrested in Maungdaw

  • Written by Kaladan Press
  • Published in Kaladan Press

Maungdaw, Arakan State - Three Arakan Army (AA) personnel were arrested by Border Guard Police (BGP) of Burma at Maungdaw Township on May 16, said Butto, an eyewitness  from the locality.

On that day, around 5:00 p.m., four AA entered Wesali Natala village, nearby 3-mile gate of Maungdaw Township. It was said that a group of BGP personnel went to the said village and arrested three AA with an AK 47 rifles, but one managed to flee from the scene and entered nearby deep forest, Butto added.
After arrest, they were brought to nearby BGP camp for further interrogations, according to a police aide.
Recently AA has been fighting against Burmese army in Kyauktaw, Mrauk U, Ponnagyun, Buthidaung and Rathedaung Townships, according to sources.
Arakan Army claims that dozens of Burmese troops were killed by ambush.
Arakan Army had been founded in 2009 in Kachin State, and its current Chief is Brig-Gen Tun Myat Naing.