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Six Wounded in Arakan Army Attack on Police Outpost in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Six people were wounded Friday during attacks by the rebel Arakan Army on a police border outpost in a village in western Myanmar’s volatile Rakhine state, where ethnic insurgents are fighting government forces for grater regional autonomy, local residents and military spokesmen from both sides said, About 100 AA troops fired on an outpost in Nyaungchaung village, Buthidaung township, slightly injuring two policemen and four villagers, including three Muslim women from a nearby village, they said, They attacked the police outpost from the south and the west,” he said. “They stopped firing around 5:45 a.m. Two of our security forces were injured. We have captured a body and weapons from the AA, Some military troops are also stationed at that border outpost,” he said. “They provide supplies to their front lines in Rathedaung and Buthidaung townships from there. They had harassed and intimidated the local civilians, so we were giving them a warning. ......................

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