Nine people who were trapped in Chainkharli village, Rathedaung Township, due to fighting near the village on Monday morning were rescued on Tuesday evening, according to the village administrator.

Political parties in Arakan State are struggling to make preparations for the upcoming general election due to the prolonged internet shutdown affecting some townships, according to party officials. 

Family members have asked the Myanmar Army to release two detainees from Zin Chaung village in Arakan State’s Kyaukphyu Township, saying the military was within its rights to take action against the accused if it finds them guilty of wrongdoing. 

Sales of dried fish have been on the decline due to lower market demand, according to dried fish merchants in the Arakan State capital Sittwe, who cite adverse conditions including ongoing conflict in the region and the COVID-19 pandemic as reasons for the slump. 

Three civilians were wounded by heavy shelling in New Chainkharli village, part of Arakan State’s Rathedaung Township, after gunshots were heard between the Old and New Chainkharli villages on the morning of July 13.

Two people from Kyauk Phyar village in Myebon Township, Arakan State, were reportedly injured by gunfire from a Myanmar Army contingent near Kazukaing Bridge in Ann Township, according to residents.

A resident of Bawdigone village in southern Maungdaw Township, Arakan State, was trampled to death by a wild elephant while en route to his farm on Saturday, locals said.

Two men from Sai Chone village in Kyaukphyu Township, Arakan State, were reportedly arrested by the Myanmar military on July 11, according to residents.

Heavy weapons and small arms fire in Ponnagyun Township’s Ywarhaung ward left an elderly man dead and a teenage girl wounded on July 11, according to the victims’ family members.

With artillery shells landing near Done Paik village in Rathedaung Township since Sunday morning, villagers in the area have been fleeing their homes, residents said.

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