50 Villagers Got Arrested, Thousands Fled, and A Police Officer Injured in Ah Pauk Wa Village in Kyauktaw Township in Rakhine State of Myanmar

Villagers are felling in Pain Wan village in Rathedaung township on August 9 after Myanmar soldiers searing the villagers 

AN. Sittway. August 11, 2020.

Local people reported 50 women and men were briefly arrested by Myanmar soldiers in Ah Pauk Wa village and searched every bus on highway in Kyauktaw township on August 9.

A police officer Zaw Min Tun, who is recently replaced with the late officer who was stabbed and killed in downtown Kyauktaw in May, was hit by bullets in his leg. 

No one knew whether the bullets came from Myanmar soldiers or Arakan Army fighter. 

“Myanmar soldiers randomly fired the guns when they were entering into the village and arrested 50 villagers. They insulted and questioned us whether we know AA in the village,” a 37 years old arrested man told our news. He does not want to publish his name for security reason. 

Some villagers reported a remote mine was exploded near the village in the morning on August 9. Then the soldiers searched and arrested the villagers.

Thousands of villagers fled to Kyauktaw from Ah Pauk Wa village in fear of get arrested and persecution. 

Hundreds of Myanmar troops dropped off by navy landing crafts entered and destroyed houses in Tha Mee Hla village in Rathedaung township yesterday afternoon. 

Local people reported Myanmar navy dropped off hundreds of troops in Kyaung Taung, Kan Pyin, the west side of May Yu River,  and in Tha Mee Hla village in the northeast of May Yu River yesterday. 

Thousands of villagers from Kyuang Taung, Pyin Wan, and Tha Mee Hla villagers fled on August 10. 

A shell fired from Navy landed in Kyaung Taung village yesterday and wounded Maung Yae Naing Lin, 1, U Soe Aung Pru, 69, U U Shwe Soe, 63, and Ko Kyaw Soe Ti, 27. 

The navy fired shells, artilleries, and machine guns to several villages yesterday in the west side of May Yu River without having any military clash with AA. 

Local people reported 2 cows were stolen by gunmen in Nar Daung Kya village in Ponnygun township on August 9. When the villagers were looking for the cows near the village, the gunmen shot at the villagers. 

Local people have reported there are many thieves and steal cows and buffalos in many villages since law and orders are out of control by Myanmar government in northern Rakhine State. 

A local human rights documentation institute—Arakan Information Center (AIC) reports until July 2020 Myanmar army has killed 285 civilians, injured 570, and arrested 606 villagers since the military operation has been launching in Rakhine State and Paletwa township in Chin State in January 2019. 

AIC reports it has recorded 45 villagers have been disappeared and 233,451 civilians have been displaced until July 2020. 

Myanmar soliders destroyed houses in The Mee Hla village on August 10. 

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