Police, family members missing in rebel attack on police outpost in Myanmar

A leaked police report said weapons were also taken from the police station.

YANGON, May 29 (NNN-Xinhua) — A police outpost in Myanmar’s Rakhine state was attacked by Arakan Army (AA) rebel, leaving 10 police personnel and three family members missing early Friday, an official from the Military True News Information Team said.

“All of the missing ones can’t be seized by the group. Some may be killed in the attack and some may be taken away by them,” said Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, secretary of the team, adding that more reinforcement troops have been sent to the scene.

The police outpost in Rathedaung township was attacked by about 100 AA group members with small and heavy weapons at around 2 am local time.

According to the Military True News Information Team, the AA group launched a number of armed attacks at four police outposts and a police station in Buthidaung township, one in Ponnagyun township and one military headquarters in Mrauk-U township, killing 25 police personnel and injuring 16 people while some police personnel and family members were seized by the group last year. — NNN-XINHUA