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February 26, 2018

Eight men arrested on suspicion of 9 October northern Rakhine attacks

Three of the suspects arrested on 10th November.
Three of the suspects arrested on 10th November.

Government troops arrested three men yesterday believed to be part of a group of violent armed attackers and five others suspected involving in the deadly attacks on border guard police outposts in northern Rakhine State on 9th October.
Acting on a tip-off, a combined troop comprised of members of the military and police forces searched a house in Sukarli Village in Maungtaw Township yesterday and seized three men armed with bullets, spears and knives.
The troops also detained Mummad Hussein, a suspect in the 9 October attacks that killed nine police, near Thakkalpyin Village. Authorities seized one handset, and one Bangladesh SIM card.
The three men — Mohammad Elsut, Rammad Dullah and Nawzi Mullah — were handed over to the Kyikanpyin Border Guard Police Post. Action will be taken against them in accordance with the law.
Meanwhile, during the patrolling operation, the combined troop of the military and border guard police forces arrested one suspect, Salamauk Dula, of Phati, Alal Thangyaw village tract in Yathedaung Township at about 1:30 a.m.
Similarly, at 3:30 a.m or so, three more suspects — Zubai, Shaungsha Arlong and A Karaoola — were arrested while walking along the embankment of Kyikanpyin village (west) on their way to Thetkepyin(east) from Kyikanpyin. A Bangladeshi-made Sanphoni D-150 handset, one domestic Robi SIM card used in Bangladesh and 3 MPT SIM cards were seized.
All of those suspects and the confiscated evidence were handed over to Alal Thangyaw Area Police Station and Kyikanpyin Border Guard Control Station for legal action under the law.


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