|Village boy from Dun Bike was guiding the motorboat to his village in 2015 when some foreigners were collecting sample of titanium sands near his village's beach front|
Sittway. May 3, 2020.
Several border guard police stopped by at the beach front village, Dun Bike in Rathedaung township, yesterday afternoon and drank alcohols at the local tavern. After a while, the noise of argument and verbal fights came out of the restaurant, and it was about 2 o’clock.
Several gunmen, assumed the Arakan Army fighters, appeared in front of the tavern and shot out the police. After more reinforcement police nearby station joined and fought back, the AAs withdrew.
Daw Way Yin Nu, 56 years old shop keeping woman, and unidentified policeman were injured in the gunfight.
Narinjara News confirmed there was the gunfight in the villager after it verified the village chairman. But none of the news agency could verify AA whether the gunmen belong to its organization since The President Office Spokesperson Zaw Htay said the media that contacts to AA as terrorist organization is legally accountable.
Dun Bike is situated on the east side of Bay of Bangle and one and half miles away from Ma Gyi Chaung motor port. The village has 240 households.
After the gunfight, thousands of residents ran out of the village in fear of police and soldiers searching and arresting.
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