Arakan Army seizes district police station in Mrauk-U, Rakhine State

The AA and local sources say the ancient city’s archaeological museum and artefacts inside were damaged by Myanmar army artillery, rejecting junta accusations that the AA targeted the site

The Arakan Army (AA) announced early on Wednesday morning that they had overtaken the district police station in Mrauk-U, Rakhine State, three days after launching an initial attack on the site.

The statement by the ethnic armed organisation did not include estimates of casualties on either side, or how many weapons were seized. 

On Sunday morning, the AA had ambushed the police station, located near the Ngwe Taung Pauk bridge. The group also targeted a junta base on Thu Daw Maw hill. 

The military retaliated by firing heavy artillery in the days that followed, killing nine civilians and injuring at least 16 more, the AA said. 

Myanmar Now reported on Tuesday that five people were injured on Sunday when junta shells exploded in Sin. . .

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