Landmines and Gunfire Claim Three Civilian Lives, Injure at Least 23 in Arakan Conflict Last Month


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(BNI Multimedia Group) At least three civilians were killed and 23 others were injured due to landmines and shooting incidents in Arakan State and Chin State’s Paletwa Township last month amid sustained, renewed fighting between the Myanmar military and Arakan Army (AA), according to a DMG tally.

Those casualties took place in Minbya, Sittwe, Kyauktaw, Buthidaung, Mrauk-U and Paletwa townships. One died each in Minbya and Mrauk-U due to landmines, and a Muslim man was killed in Sittwe in a police shooting.

Twenty-three civilians were reportedly injured in Minbya, Kyauktaw, Paletwa, Buthidaung and Mrauk-U townships, 19 of whom were hit by heavy or small arms fire, and four others the victims of landmine encounters.

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Published: Friday, October 21, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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