PDF Terrorists Launch Remote-Mine Attack on a Vehicle Carrying a Buddhist Monk

Terrorists of political extremists are committing violent bomb attacks and assassinations of civilians to disrupt the stability of the State and cause the public panic. In addition, they are also brutally killing Buddhist monks and nuns regarded as holy persons for Myanmar Buddhist people without any grounds.

On 7 February, Sayadaw U Sandima, a Buddhist monk presiding at the “Mingalar Thiri” monastery in Kuntaw village of Myaing township, was leaving Myaing township for the monastery with a vehicle driven by U Sal Baw. When the vehicle arrived at the location between the mileposts of 406-mile and 406-mile/1 furlong on the Pathein-Monywa road, PDF terrorists launched a remote-mine attack on the vehicle using an IED. Due to the bomb blast, the Sayadaw and the driver U Sal Baw got injured with shrapnel wounds and the body of the vehicle was also damaged.

Security forces members arrived at the scene to investigate the incident and transported the mine-injured victims to the Pakkoku Public Hospital for medical treatment, but the Sayadaw died of mine injuries while undergoing treatment.

It is reported that security force members continue necessary actions to identify and arrest the terrorists who committed the remote-mine attack.

  • PDF terrorists launched a homemade remote-mine attack on a vehicle carrying a Buddhist monk leaving the monk dead and the male driver injured.                                                 


Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 20:00
February, 2022