Burma Times: Clashes between government troops and AA terrorist group took place in some townships of Arakan state during the Myanmar traditional water festival known as Thingyan.
According to Myanmar army based Mya Waddy TV news, the light infantry 232 of regional battalions was given the responsibility for the regional security while getting information about the infiltration of extremist Bengali terrorists during Thingyan. For this reason when government troops went for a patrol, they were counter attacked in two positions by AA militias.
The Media also mentioned that the manpower of AA may about 100 and later they ran out from the positions but 18 solders including the commander of light infantry 323 was killed while exchanged fires.
According to the information, the cashes took place at near Aurama mountain range of Taw Phyar Chaung village which located between Rathedaung and Punnagyunt townships, and at Natt Thaye of Yo Chaung which located between Punna Gyunt and Kyawktaw townships on April 16.
Referring information flying on the social media, many the government forces seized many arms and ammunitions including military utilities from AA and some dead bodies of AA were also posted on facebook pages. But the information department of AA denied the causalities and said those are fakes Photoshop graphic works.
The government troops accused AA as they were entered into the villages and pretending as localities to take them as shields, but the allegation of AA is that the government troops giving troubles to the localities.
According to the information earned from some locals, the government troops firing consecutive heavy weapons because of what many innocent people become anxious with fears.
Clashes between government forces and AA terrorists were initiated since last April, 2015 and occasionally they exchange fires in the Buthidaung, Rathedaung, Min Bya, Ponnagyunt, Kyawktaw, etc.
Hundreds were left their homes on the fear and government forces are recruiting in the region and expect more clashes in near future.