Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Security beefs up in Bago

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 20:31 Saw Zin Nyi

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Rumors of impending riots in the town of Nattalin, about 50 km south of Pyay, have led to an increase in police and military presence in the area on the evening of March 27.

The deputy police officer for the area told Mizzima that the increase in security was due to reports that mobs were planning to riot, following incidents the night before when a mosque and several houses were destroyed in the village.

“We have stretched our troops around the township,” he said. “We have spread them everywhere and there are also some mobile security teams in place.”

The army is now collaborating with the police force and both have taken up positions around Nattalin.

Some groups of rioters were apprehended while marching from nearby Tar-Pwon village earlier on Wednesday.
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