Border guards, civilian killed in ambush by armed group in western Myanmar

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-23 15:35:40|Editor: huaxia
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YANGON, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Three border guards and one civilian were killed while four other police personnel and one civilian were injured in an ambush attack by Arakan Army (AA) armed group in Myanmar's Rakhine state, a military's spokesperson told Xinhua on Tuesday.

The attack was launched in Rathedaung township in the state on Monday evening.

The border guard force received a tip-off that the AA armed group would destroy communication channels being used by local people on Maungtaw-Angumaw road, said Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, secretary of Military True News Information Team.

Police personnel and members of border guard force were ambushed near Kotankauk village, on the way to perform security operation at the scene, and responded to the attack at 5:20 p.m. local time.

The operation is underway to trace the members of the armed group who retreated, the official said.

According to the military, AA has carried out a series of attacks at police outposts in Rakhine state and the government has named it as a terrorist group. Enditem