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July 19, 2019

AA attacks Security Police HQ in MraukU, takes families hostage

The AA reportedly attacked the No. 31 Security Police Headquarters in MraukU on 9 April, killing three people, and taking four women and three children hostage from the family quarters.
At 10.30 p.m. on 9 April, about 200 AA members approached the headquarters from the northern side, and carried out several close range attacks in the night.
The security forces managed to prevent AA insurgents from reaching key areas. However, the insurgents managed to enter the family quarters.
In the fighting, two police members were killed and seven were reported missing. The AA insurgents shot dead one family member of a police official, and took seven people hostage — the wives of three personnel, the mother of one police official, and three children.
The AA members retreated once the Tatmadaw troops arrived to back up the security forces at 4.10 a.m. The Tatmadaw have launched a search for the insurgents.
The Myanmar Police Force has denounced the AA attack on the family quarters, a civilian target, and the AA group taking family members of police personnel hostage. —MNA

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