While conducting an area clearance campaign in Maungtaw, Rakhine State, Tatmadaw troops were attacked by about 300 violent armed men yesterday. Four soldiers were killed in the fighting.
The troops were under fire by attackers who took position in advance near Pyaungpit Village in Maungtaw Township.
The troops were attacked from the north and the west by hundreds of men armed with pistols, swords and knives, it is learnt.
After fighting back, troops found the body of one attacker and two loaded guns.
The troops also lost two guns and one soldier was injured in the fighting.
The troops are continuing to conduct clearance campaigns in nearby villages.—Myawady