Two men from Sanae village in Ann Township were recently released by the Tatmadaw but are in need of medical treatment after allegedly being beaten in military custody, according to locals. 

Four residents of Pyar Pin Yin village in Arakan State’s Rathedaung Township were wounded when artillery shells struck their village on Wednesday, with one of the victims admitted to Sittwe General Hospital with serious injuries.  

Monthly vaccinations for pregnant women, infants and children under 2 years of age have been suspended due to a surge in coronavirus infections in Arakan State, according to the Arakan State Department of Public Health.

The Myanmar military detained four men from Myoma Ward in Chin State’s Paletwa Township on the evening of October 13, according to local residents. 

Officials from the National League for Democracy (NLD) say three of the party’s candidates were abducted by unidentified, armed captors in Taungup Township, Arakan State, on October 14. 

The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Rathedaung Township, Arakan State, has risen by more than 3,000 in just over a week, according to a local lawmaker, IDP camp officials and area residents, as fierce clashes between the Tatmadaw and Arakan Army (AA) continued this week.   

The family of a Mrauk-U man who died last month in military custody has lodged a complaint with police, calling for those responsible for his death to be identified and prosecuted in accordance with the law.   

Clashes broke out between the military and the Arakan Army (AA) in Rathedaung Township’s Kyauktan village-tract on October 13, according to area residents. 

Nine people from Sanae village in Arakan State’s Ann Township were taken from their homes and arrested by Tatmadaw troops in recent days, according to family members of the detainees and local residents. 

The Chin State government has begun sending 1,700 sacks of rice and other food rations to Paletwa Township, according to sources, in an effort to meet shortages there due to travel restrictions and other supply chain challenges. 

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