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June 25, 2019

Seven IEDs planted by AA explode in Myebon

The sites of IED blast carried out by AA on the Yangon-Sittway Road in Myebon.  Photo: MNA

Seven improvised explosive devices-IEDs- planted by the AA group exploded on the Yangon-Sittway Road in Myebon, Rakhine State yesterday, causing damage to a bridge and the road.
Two landmines reportedly planted by AA near Kyarchantaung Bridge at mile post 69/4, and between mile posts 62/3 and 62/4 on the Yangon-Sittway Road in Myebon Township exploded around 8 am yesterday. There were no casualties or injuries during the incident.
Also, a bus ran over a landmine planted by AA on 31 May at the same site.
Similarly, five IEDs planted by AA exploded between mile posts 62/3 and 62/4 on the Yangon-Sittway Road between Michaungtat and Taungchay villages in Myebon Township at noon.
No injuries were reported.
AA has been planting landmines on roads in Rakhine State, in an attempt to jeopardise the rule of law and cause panic among local residents, according to the Myanmar Police Force.
The MPF will take actions against the AA group for planting landmines, said the MPF in its statement yesterday.— MNA

(Translated by Tun Tun Naing)

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