Clashes between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army (AA) have escalated in Paletwa township in Chin State, according to a statement from the ethnic armed group’s Facebook page on Sunday.
The Myanmar Times was not able to get comment from the Tatmadaw or the government about the armed ethnic group’s claim but on November 10, the Tatmadaw said it is conducting military operations in the area in the aftermath of the Arakan Army attack on one motorboat carrying civilians and another motorboat loaded with Tatmadaw members on November 8.
The attack, which occurred at the vicinity of Nohn Bu village resulted in the death of one civilian and injuring three others, according to a statement issued by military commander-in-chief office on November 10.
The ethnic rebel group statement said heavy fighting between Tatmadaw and AA fighters have broken out in several places along India-Myanmar border such as near Ri Chan Thar, Doe Chaung Wa, Doe Ri Taung, Shwe Lai Pwi and Pwi Lai Wa village where Khami, Rakhine, Mro, Myone, where the Lin Kyaw ethnics are living.
“Heavy fighting happened on November 11 and both sides have causalities and injured,” the statement said.