One officer and 20 soldiers killed in AA clash

10 April 2019
One officer and 20 soldiers killed in AA clash
Arakan Army soldiers take aim from an undisclosed location in Myanmar. Photo: Arakan Army Video

The Arakan Army said Tuesday that its forces killed a Myanmar Army officer and about 20 government soldiers late last week in ongoing clashes between the two sides in western Myanmar's Rakhine state, RFA reported.

The announcement by the AA initially said that a dozen government soldiers, including a captain, died on the morning of April 5 during a clash between the AA and the government’s 150-strong Light Infantry Battalion No. 373 near War Nat Yone village in Buthidaung township.

Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun of the military’s information team told RFA’s Myanmar Service that one officer and “some soldiers” were killed in the April 5 battle.