Two killed in Rakhine clashes

23 May 2019
Two killed in Rakhine clashes
Photo: Arakan Army

An artillery shell explosion during a clash between Myanmar troops and Arakan Army soldiers (AA) on Tuesday killed a Rohingya Muslim man and his son and injured another child in Rakhine state’s Kyauktaw township, RFA reported quoting a village official.

Mohamad Shofi, 38 and his eight-year-old son Husson died and Mohammad Shazam, 15, was injured when the shell landed in Alae Gyun, a mixed Muslim and Buddhist community.

The Myanmar military and Arakan Army (AA), which seeks greater autonomy in Rakhine state, denied any fighting in the area, despite locals who said otherwise.