Mines found near IDP camp in Sahnyin Village of Myebon Township, those from camp informed about moving to safer place
Nay Pyi Taw January 27
A Tatmadaw military column on duty of security hearing explosion of a mine in the site about 300 metres east of Sahnyin Village in Myebon Township of Rakhine State rushed into the scene at about 1.30 am on 26 January. Tatmadaw members of the column saw an internal displaced person camp near the scene and found a mine locally made of conduit pipe with three inches in diameter and four inches in length and a switch of the landmine on the roadside, about 20 metres northwest of the camp. The mine clearance group of the column deactivated the mine for the people to be free from danger.
The scene that the mine was found was a place where clashes between Tatmadaw military columns and AA terrorists often happened and where the terrorists planted mines and committed mine attacks. Hence, the security troops carried out necessary search at the IDP camp close to the scene. They found three Buddhist monks and about 250 women, children and older persons resided in about 40 makeshift tents of the camp.
It was found that members of the Sangha, children and older persons from the IDP camp may face danger due to the facts that fighting often happens between AA terrorists and Tatmadaw military columns around the IDP camp; the camp is close to a AA terrorists hideout under scrutiny based on the ground information; and AA terrorists in disguise of villagers visit the camp with some connections.
Therefore, the state government was informed about moving those from the IDP camp to the safer place. To do so, officials explained the arrangements to members of the Sangha and those from the camp this afternoon and will give necessary assistance for moving them to a safer place.