Mine planted by AA kills one Bengali child, injures four in Paungtoke Village

 

Mine planted by AA kills one Bengali child, injures four in Paungtoke Village

NAY PYI TAW March 6

A 12-year-old Bengali boy from Paungtoke Village, MraukU Township, Rakhine State died this morning after he had stepped on a locally-made mine planted by AA terrorists while he was pasturing the cows.

In the incident, five young Bengali children left the village to pasture the cows and arrived in a field near Uyintaw Village at about 8 am today. Then, Bu Chay, son of Hsar Deik, died after stepping on a mine planted by AA terrorists, and four other children including Mar Mauk Char Nay, son of Swe Thar Laung, were wounded byshrapnel.

There were civilian casualties due to the mines planted by AA terrorists in Hteiktupauk Village on 7 January, Hsinthaypyin Village on 18 February and near Aungba Village on 26 February.

AA terrorists usually plant mines at entrances and exits of villages, near farmlands of local people and along communication routes. Till today, 15 civilians had died and 39 others had been injured after stepping on the mines planted by AA terrorists in Rakhine State.

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