Six soldiers injured in northern Rakhine ambush

YANGON — A truck from a Tatmadaw engineer battalion has been ambushed in northern Rakhine State near Taungbyo, several residents have confirmed.

Seven military personnel were in the truck when it was hit by an explosive device at about 10am, said a witness from nearby Kyun Pauk Pyusu village. Six have been hospitalised, one with critical injuries, several sources said.

A Maungdaw resident confirmed seeing a military truck arrive at the town’s hospital.

The government could not be immediately reached for comment. It was unclear who was responsible for the attack.

A resident at Tarain village, south of Taunbyo, told Frontier that they had heard sporadic gunfire since around the time of the ambush. 

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