Clashes between Arakan and Burma armies continue
22 April 2015 — Fire exchanges between the Arakan Army and Burma Army continue in villages around the Chin-Arakan border, forcing hundreds of residents to flee into hiding.
Fighting took place near Letpanchaung, Kyauktaw Township of Arakan State, yesterday, according to the BBC Burmese.
The Global New Light of Myanmar reported today that a skirmish between the two groups happened near Aunglanchaung, Arakan State on 17 April.
Sources said that more than an estimated 400 villagers were running away from the clashes into other villages and farms, and that they were facing emergency food problems.
The government said that five AA soldiers had been arrested, and arms and ammunitions seized last Sunday while hiding near Sabarseit and Ngaungpinhla, both villages with the majority population being Chin.
At least three previous clashes had been reported in Paletwa Township, Chin State on 10, 28 and 29 March.#