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Arakan Army attacks civilian vessel

Published Mar 19, 2019
Updated Apr 22, 2020

The Arakan Army (AA) has attacked a civilian vessel, setting fire to it and abducting the crew members in Paletwa town, Myanmar’s western Chin state, the Myanmar Police Force said on Sunday according to a Xinhua report.

The MV Yadana Win 7, carrying 300 steel frames for the Paletwa Bridge project, sailed from Yangon to Paletwa via Sittway and Kyauktaw, was attacked by the AA near Namada village in Paletwa on Saturday.

The attack forced the vessel to dock by the river bank where the AA set fire to it and abducted the crew members. The abducted crew was later released, the Myanmar Police Force said.