Arakan Army commander held in Bangladesh

27 October 2015
Arakan Army commander held in Bangladesh
Ranin Soe, the arrested Arakan Army leader. Photo: Facebook

Police and members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested a leader of the Arakan Army (AA) in the Islampur area of Rajasthali Upazila in Bangaladesh on 14 October, according to a report by Burma News International on October 26.
According to Wahidullah Sarker, the officer-in-charge of Rajasthali Police Station, Ranin Soe, 45, a Myanmar national and an Arakan Army commander, who also holds Netherlands citizenship and is a local doctor, was arrested and charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act for an Arakan Army attack on a Bangladeshi border patrol, which left one guard injured.
The BNI-Kaladan media report says Ranin Soe was also charged for staying illegally in Taidong Para, a hill town in the district near the frontier with western Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
Courtesy of BNI