More than 60 percent of village administrators from Mrauk-U Township who have tendered their resignation are going to back their offices.

The number of displaced people taking refuge has reached more than 500 in Buthidaung town following the deadly shooting in Si Daung village on the night of March 21.

The Tatmadaw troops fired heavy weapons into the village from Yangon-Sittwe road, said U Aung Thein Hlaing, the owner of the house. 

A shell landed near a village clinic in Buthidaung Township on Monday evening, injuring a teacher.

A ferry man from a village in Rathedaung Township was shot dead on Monday morning on the way home to his village after he ferried passengers, according to villagers.

Inspector Kyaw Kyaw Hla was shot twice in a restaurant near the Tatmadaw’s Supply and Transport Battalion in the north of Tin Nyo village and he died at Mrauk-U hospital, a villager of Tin Nyo told the DMG. 

The Tatmadaw shot heavy weapons and guns on March 21 in Si Taung village, Buthidaung Township, killing six people, destroying some houses and displacing all villagers.

A former village administration member was allegedly shot dead by the AA in Myebon Township, the Commander-in-Chief Office reported on Friday.

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) on Friday announced that it classified Dr Aye Maung and Wai Hun Aung, who have been sentenced 20 years imprisonment, as political prisoners.

Villagers said the Tatmadaw’s shooting killed local residents, but the Tatmadaw responded that the civilian’s death were during fighting with the AA.


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