15 freed after Arakan Army boat attack

29 October 2019
15 freed after Arakan Army boat attack
Photo: AA

Myanmar’s military staged a dramatic helicopter attack and rescue on Arakan Army (AA) motorboats that were carrying the 58 passengers abducted from a large passenger boat in Rakhine state over the weekend, freeing 14 passengers, RFA reported.

According to the army, within three hours, Myanmar military helicopters found the motorboats and took ground fire that injured one pilot before returning fire and conducting a search for the abductees.

They found 14 of the abducted passengers who had escaped during the exchange of fire and on Monday, a 15th abductee was found.