AA group abducts fire department personnel, civilians from bus in MraukU

AA group stopped a Shwepyithit express bus near mile-post 127 of MraukU-Sittway road in Rakhine State MraukU Township and abducted 19 Fire Department personnel and 12 passengers on the bus on the morning of 11 October.
The express bus 6J/xxxx carrying 31 passengers, 19 Rakhine State Fire Department personnel and 12 civilians, was driven by U Nyi Nyi Hein of Mandalay Region Chanmyathazi Township’s Aungpinle Ward together with assistant U Ko Oo and bus attendant U Myint Soe @ Yamin Soe. The express bus left Mandalay for Sittway on the afternoon of 10 October and on reaching mile-post 127 at about 9:50 am on 11 October it stopped for a man in civilian cloth at the roadside who was signaling the bus to stop. Once the bus stopped about 18 armed men from AA group in sportswear emerged from the forest and abducted the 31 passengers into the forest. As the driver, driver assistant and bus attendant were released with the express bus, the bus arrived in Sittway later.
AA group was conducting acts of disrupting peace and rule of law as well as abducting public servants and innocent civilians, according to news released by Myanmar Police Force.
MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)
Photo - MNA
Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar