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Burmese army arrest 17 Rakhines in Maungdaw

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Maungdaw,
Arakan State:
 The
Burmese army arrested 17 Rakhines with arms and ammunition at Burmese
border security force (Nasaka) area number 1- a Rakhine village near
the Bandullah camp – today , according to a reliable source from
Nasaka headquarters.

“The
Rakhines who were ambushed to an Engineer Crop ( GE) personnel group
where one corporal was dead on the spot and three were missing on
November 7. The Army and Nasaka personnel were searching the
missing soldiers , but today, found the Rakhines with arms in their
village near the Bandollah camp.”


But,
the numbers of Rakhines are still not confirmed by officials. They
were kept in the Nasaka headquarters.”


The
news of ambush on GE by some miscreants in Maungdaw , was spread in
Maungdaw and Bangladesh. Some locals from said area said, the ambush
was made by Rakhine arms group – Arakan Liberation Party (ALP) –
who are always rounding in this area.

The
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Nasaka held a flag meeting at
Laymowshawri area yesterday about the missing arms personnel and
asking to find out inside the Bangldesh as the attackers entered
Bangladesh. But, BGB refused that no arms groups stay along the
border, and request to search inside Burma, according to Bangladesh
official.

Many
locals believe that the conflict was occurred between ALP and Burmese
army. But, Narinjara mentioned RSO – a Rohingya armed group –
attacked Burmese army without any evidence, according to Nurul
Islam, the president, the Grassroots Welfare Association, Bangladesh
(GWAB).

“This
is an intentional conspiracy against Muslim Rohingyas. In fact, the
Burmese army captured 180 guns during the recent Rakhines` attack on
Muslims in Kyaukpru and Minbya. The Burmese government suspected and
alleged ALP for involving in communal unrest in Arakan because
Burmese government
knew that there is presently no arms group of Rohingya Muslims. The
attack on Burmese army was only a conspiracy of ALP to divert Thein
Sein`s attention to Rohingyas. This also may hamper relation
between Bangladesh and Burma.”

Similarly,
a Rakhine – Nay Chit Maung- from Wai Thali village, 3-mile area,
Maungdaw was arrested with four G-3 automatic guns by Nasaka of
3-mile check- point on November 2, according to an official from
Nasaka.

Nay
Chit Maung – the hair businessman – who was closely connection
with exile Rakhines from Bangladesh and is collecting funds and
ammunitions for their organization – RNDP- to liberate Arakan
State without Rohingyas from Burma, according to Soe Win, a watchdog
of Rakhine movement.

“ALP
is going to make a kind of cannon which will affect around 5
kilometers, but still they need to improve it.”

Daw
Mra Raza Linn – the head of Rakhine Women Union and a central
executive committee member of ALP – met with Arakan Army(AA) in
area of KIO in Kachine State and requested to join ALP. But, the AA
reject to join it as ALP’s main aim is to liberate Arakan state
but, AA wants to establish free, secure, equal, dignity and
prosperous Arakan State, according to Coral Arakan website.



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