Govt claim armed attack on security forces in Buthidaung border post


February 19, 2017

Two soldiers were wounded in a five-minute clash with a armed group on the border with Bangladesh on Friday afternoon, according to a statement made by the State Counselor's office on Saturday.

The statement claimed armed men in black uniform numbering around 30 launched an attack on security forces from the Bangladesh side of the border on the Mile post 56 and 57 in Buthidaung township. The security forces were still working to clarify if there were any casualties on the other side.

Our sources have not independently confirmed the incident.

There have also not been any reports in the Bangladesh media regarding the incident.

Activists have alleged the Myanmar security forces use the excuse of Bangladesh based rebels to justify atrocities against the Muslim population of Arakan state.