|Immigration Officer Kyaw Zaw Khine, a Rakhine ethnic, was killed by AA sniper in the battle near Zardi Pyin village on August 2.|
Arakan Army Killed 14 Myanmar Army High Ranking Officers, Police and Immigration Officers, and Myanmar Troops and Arrested Several Security Forces in Maungdaw Township in Rakhine State, Myanmar
August 04, 2020
AN. Sittway. August 4, 2020.
Arakan Army and combine force of Myanmar army, police and immigrations were fighting between Zardi Pyin village, Rathedaung township, and Kyauk Pan Du village, Maungdaw township, on August 2 and 3.
Arakan Army released a statement on July 4 and said it has killed some military and police officers and arrested several Myanmar troops.
Yangon based news outlet Khit Thit Media reported “Immigration officer Kyaw Zaw Khine, a police officer, a high ranking military officer, and 10 soldiers were killed, and AA arrested 6 police and military men.”
The news wrote 400 Myanmar troops—police and immigration officers—were attacked by 600 AA fighters near the headquarter of immigration in Maungdaw township.
“We have heard that there were fighting between Myanmar army and AA near Dardi Pyin village. It was a bit far from our village so that we did not the actualities of the Myanmar troops,” said Chein Khar Li village chairman.
Friends of late Immigration Officer Kyaw Zaw Khine wrote on social media for condolence and said he was killed by AA sniper. They said they still remember of his friendliness and assistance giving by himself to his colleague. His wife is school teacher and teaching in Shan State.
AA and Myanmar army were fighting near Chein Khar Li village on July 13. After that two police outposts were abandoned and regrouped in Zardi Pyin police station and reinforced by 500 Myanmar troops.
The attack came after the police and military regrouping in Zardi Pyin in the third week of July.