msa May 7, 2015

By Rohingya Mirror

Buthidaung, Arakan State (Rohingya Vision) — Myanmar’s Military arrested seven Rakhine men for the possession of illegal weapons in Rathedaung Township during a raid in the last week of April, reliable sources said.

Around 50 military personnel led by the Tactical Operation Commander of Buthidaung MOC (Military Operation Command) raided a Buddhist monastery at ‘Sin Koe Naing’ village in Rathedaung Township. The Military seized some guns and swords during the raid in the monastery.

“The military started beating the abbot of the monastery and other three monks in the monastery for investigation. Hence, they pointed out towards seven Rakhine men in Sin Koe Naing as the owners of the weapons. So, the military arrested each of the seven men from their homes respectively” said a local in Rathedaung Township.

“The seven Rakhine men were known to be extremists and have links with Arakan Army (AA)” he added.

The Myanmar military reportedly arrested 12 members of Arakan Army at ‘Kyi Nouk Thi’ hamlet of ‘Nga Ran Chaung’ village tract, northern Buthidaung Township on April 31.

[Edited by M.S. Anwar]

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