Two police officers killed in landmine attack

01 March 2019
Two police officers killed in landmine attack
A police vehicle in Maungdaw township, Rakhine State. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Two police officers were killed, and two others were injured when vehicles in a police convoy hit a mine on Wednesday along the main road in Ponnagyun township of Rakhine state, local residents and law enforcement authorities said, according to RFA.

Villagers told RFA that they heard two explosions two minutes apart around 7 p.m. local time, while the convoy travelled between the township’s Kyan Khin and Pan Nilar villages as it made its way from Kyauktaw township to the Rakhine's capital Sittwe.

The blasts were followed by 20 minutes of gunfire, they said.