Home-made mines planted by ARSA extremist terrorists discovered
13 September, 2017
ARSA extremist terrorists launched surprise attacks on at least 30 police outposts in Maungtaw Region on 25 August, leaving innocent people including security personnel, civil personnel, ethnic Rakine, Mro and Dainet as well as Muslims, Hindus dead and injured. The attacks also forced a number of local people to flee their villages.
On their return from Paukpinyin village where they delivered foods and relief items the security personnel found a suspected plastic fabric beside the road near Auknanya village at 3.10 pm. When they dug out the fabric they found two home-made mines, 12-inch in length and 4-inch in diameter, made of car piston and four home-made mines, 9-inch in length and 2-inch in diameter, made of steel pipe totaling six and defused the explosive devices.
Security forces provided at least 100 Bengalis of 11 households from Ngayantchaung village, Maungtaw township, with three bags of rice, one bag of dry chili, one tin of edible oil, one bag of dry fish and one cartoon of chicken sausage on 12 September. They also took care of 18 Bengali who fell ill.