RAKHINE STATE – A woman near the town market was injured as the junta council opened fire with heavy artillery without battle in Rathaetaung Town on Monday night (November 13).
“The junta side shot five rounds of heavy weapons at 11:40 p.m. They shot without any battle happening in the town. Two of the weapons fell near the town market,” said a local woman from Rathaetaung.
After the Arakan Army (AA) attacked two border police stations of the junta council in Rathaetaung Township in the early morning of November 13, battles broke out in Rathaetaung, Minbyar and Mrauk U Townships.
In addition, the junta police from Apaukwa Police Station in Kyauktaw also surrendered to AA. Then, the junta council hunted down, targeting the civilians, accusing them of being related to AA in some towns in Rakhine State.
After the junta council camps were attacked on November 13, there were said to be civilian casualties in Kyauktaw, Minbyar and Mrauk U Townships as the junta council opened fire aimlessly with heavy weapons but the detailed imformation is not yet known.
On the first day of ‘Operation 1027’, which started on November 14 in Rakhine State, six military targets in three townships were attacked and the bodies, weapons and ammunition of the junta council and policemen were seized, the Three Brotherhood Alliance reported.