India Secures Release of 5 Nationals Abducted by Arakan Army in Myanmar; One Dies in Custody Due to Heart Attack
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New Delhi, November 5: The government of India has secured the release of five Indian Nationals abducted in Myanmar. On November 3, these five Indian nationals, along with a Myanmar MP, two local transporters and two speedboat operators were abducted by Arakan Army (insurgent group) on way from Paletwa to Kyauktaw in Rakhine, Myanmar.

According to an ANI update, one of the Indian nationals died in custody of the Arakan Army due to heart attack. The released Indian nationals, along with the body of the deceased, have reached Sittwe (Myanmar) and will be leaving for Yangon ( Myanmar) today for onward journey to India. More details in this news are awaited. Indian and Myanmar Army Conducted Joint Strike on Insurgent Camps Across Border From February 17 to March 2.

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Last month, an ethnic guerrilla army in Myanmar said some of the several dozen soldiers, police and civilian officials it abducted from a ferry were killed in a subsequent attack by government helicopters. A statement posted on the website of the Arakan Army said three helicopters attacked three boats carrying the captured personnel after they were seized on Saturday, sinking two.

Rakhine is the same area where the military drove out more than 740,000 Rohingya Muslims in a 2017 campaign UN investigators have called genocide.