BBC Reporter Abducted in Myanmar Amid Ongoing Coup

Since the military forcefully grabbed power in February, Myanmar has known no peace.

BBC Reporter Abducted in Myanmar Amid Ongoing Coup
Journalist Aung Thura feared abducted. [Photo/ File]

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is highly concerned after its correspondent to war-torn Myanmar got kidnapped while on duty.

Aung Thura got nabbed outside a court in Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw. BBC expressed its concerns over Aung's abduction, urging authorities to follow on his safety status.

The reporter was captured alongside his counterpart working with a local organization Mizzima, whose licence was rendered invalid by the military at the start of March. 

The abductors reportedly struck at around 05:30 GMT today, pushing to meet the journalists before they made away with them.

BBC has since lamented that the journalist cannot be found since then.With the coup still ongoing, at least 40 journalists have faced arrests with 16 of them still in detention. Several other civilians among them the President Aung San Suu Kyi.

Numerous lives have been lost following the coup, with March 14 being the most brutal registering 38 murders.