Five killed in Rakhine fighting

03 April 2020
Five killed in Rakhine fighting
Arakan Army. Photo: AA Info Desk

Five civilians were killed and eight others injured amid fighting between Myanmar soldiers and the Arakan Army near Kyauktaw town in war-ravaged Rakhine state, according to a RFA report.

The battle on Wednesday, which flared up as the U.S. State Department called on the warring sides to end hostilities and for Myanmar to permit deliveries of international humanitarian aid, lasted for 30-45 minutes.

Among the five who died were a 14-year-old girl, three elderly men, and woman who either was middle age or a senior citizen, the report said.