The temples of popular tourist destination Mrauk-U are being rattled by persistent shelling from a nearby police regiment towards the nearby mountains.
Over 1,000 have fled villages in Ponnagyun Township following intensified fighting, raising the number of displaced in Rakhine State to 13,000.
Soldiers captured near Buthidaung Township on March 9
The police officers were killed after refusing to surrender the station to AA rebels in Ponnagyun Township, in this second attack of its kind so far this year.
The latest death in Mrauk-U brings to five the number of civilians killed by landmines or unexploded ordnance in the area since February.
A military major and his new wife had just moved to his duty station in Buthidaung Township when an explosive device detonated at their home, killing her immediately.
Maj. Aung Ko Nyein's death during fighting with the rebels is the second involving a high-ranking officer that the military has confirmed since December.
Four villagers from Mrauk-U Township missing since AA, Tatmadaw clashed on Tuesday
Group kidnaps pair after demanding weapons from police in Paletwa’s Than Taung village
Group claims responsibility for landmine that struck Sittwe-based coach reportedly carrying soldiers in Ponnagyun Township on Sunday.
For some, an increase in clashes with the Tatmadaw is a fair price to pay for having a locally based armed force fighting for their rights.
In video message to Arakanese community, he warns Tatmadaw will pay ‘eye for an eye’ if it continues to mistreat civilians
Sick children are among the group, who lack food and shelter; they claim Tatmadaw torched their homes, aid worker says.
Another Development, a Yangon-based think-tank, said Facebook was overreacting and should distinguish between hate speech and updates on the state of fighting and peace talks.
Following reports that Arakan Army soldiers are hiding among villagers in northern Rakhine, instructions have come from the Rakhine government to carry out household checks.