AA launches two remote-mine attacks on troops performing security duty for medical team on prevention of COVID-19
Nay Pyi Taw May 12
The Tatmadaw is taking measures for prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19 in respective regions of the country relentlessly.
In doing so, members of the Tatmadaw went to the township people’s hospital and Maha Kangyishin Pagoda in Kyauktaw of Rakhine State on 11 May to donate medicines and medical equipment for prevention of COVID-19 and conducted medical check-ups for local residents, launched awareness campaigns against the disease and sprayed disinfectants in the town. By detonating two remote mines laid under right shoulder of Yangon-Sittway Union Highway
at about 300 metres west of Kissapanadi Bridge around 5 pm, AA terrorists attacked Tatmadaw troops, who were on their way to the base camp after discharging security duty for the activities and the town.
It is totally unacceptable for the Tatmadaw that AA terrorists committed such sabotage acts at
a time when the Tatmadaw is cooperating with the public and administrative bodies in prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19 as a national cause and for the nation and such acts amount to a hindrance to the tasks being carried out by the Tatmadaw in the interest of local residents.
No one was injured in the blast and security forces are taking mine clearance and security measures in the area.