3 more police outposts in Myanmar's Rakhine state burned down by terrorists

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-14 11:50:26|Editor: Yang Yi
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YANGON, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Three more police outposts in Maungtaw, Rakhine state, have been burned down by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) extremist terrorists.

The outposts, burned to the ground, are located in areas of Mee Taik Chaungwa, Nant Thar Taung Chaungwa and Thinbaw Hla Chaungwa, according to a report of the Myanmar News Agency on Thursday.

Security forces have launched a clearance operation over the last two days.

The security forces, while arriving at Tone Chaung Chaubgwa outpost to clear the surrounding area, also found two remote-controlled mines and a black suit with a mask attached on board a boat 100 meters from the outpost, the report said.

Terrorists launched fresh attacks on police outposts in Rakhine on Aug. 25, displacing residents from a number of areas in Maungtaw district.

A total of 59 villages and 6,842 houses have been burned down by terrorists with eight bridges destroyed by planted mines.

Meanwhile, 371 terrorists have been reportedly killed in clashes with the security forces.