Documentary photo shows armed terrorism course instructor and trainees arrested together with arms near Maunggyitaung Village in Buthidaung Township.
Photo shows seized locally-made guns.
Nay Pyi Taw January 5
Following the terrorist attacks on No (1) Border Guard Police Headquarters in Kyikanpyin, Maungtaw Township, Rakhine State, on 9 October 2016, Tatmadaw columns have been performing area clearance operations in the township. In so doing, information was received that the Bengali terrorists were conducting armed terrorism courses and collecting arms and ammunition with intent to further attack Maungtaw Township and then Buthidaung Township and other places. Acting on the information, a combined force composed of Buthidaung Station and border guard police has been carrying out a full operation in Buthidaung Township since November. In Maunggyitaung Village at estimated map reference (DU-517135), about four miles from the north of Buthidaung at about 12.30 pm today, terrorism course instructor Bengali Mahmad Karat, son of Armi Dane, and trainees who had completed the course namely Kumuru, son of Tarhe, Di Mahmud, son of Shaw Phiroon and Mardula, son of Mahmauk, totalling four were arrested. According to the investigation over the arrested persons, 14 locally-made shotguns with about 18-mm diameter barrel each packed in the polyethylene bag were unearthed in the betel farm near the village.
At present, some international news agencies and Internet news pages mention the wrong information on various topics of violating human rights including the acts of the Tatmadaw and the Border Guard Police Force killing Bengalis as genocide in order to focus on propagation and motivation. According to the recent incident, the Tatmadaw and the Border Guard Police Force do not commit tortures and killings but those Bengalis wishing to make attempts to act insurgency and terrorist attacks again in Rakhine State while speeding up their conspiracy in order to commit more terrorist acts against the Tatmadaw and the Border Guard Police Force members as well as local Rakhine ethnic people by infiltrating into Maungtaw Township and other townships.
With regard to the arrested persons, the continuous investigation is being made to expose the suspects related to the case and chains of information.
The Myawady Daily