Monday, October 10, 2016

Violence Erupts In Myanmar's Region Bordering Bangladesh


New York Times: Dozens Believed Killed as Violence Erupts in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar — At least 24 people were believed on Monday to have died in western Myanmar after unknown assailants attacked police outposts on Sunday near the border with Bangladesh.

In Maungdaw, a township in Rakhine State close to the border, seven villagers, all members of the Rohingya Muslim minority, were said to have been shot to death when joint army and police forces began a counteroperation on Monday.

About a million Rohingya live in the area and are officially stateless, having been denied citizenship by the Myanmar authorities who refuse to even use the term Rohingya, saying the people are actually Bengalis from Bangladesh.

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More News On Violence Erupting In Myanmar's Region Bordering Bangladesh

Myanmar policemen killed in Rakhine border attack -- BBC
Nine Myanmar police killed in attack on Bangladesh border -- AFP
Police Killed in Attacks in Myanmar’s Rakhine State -- WSJ
Nine Myanmar police killed in ambush near Bangladeshi border -- TRT
Myanmar sends troops into Muslim-majority region after deadly attacks -- Reuters
Myanmar border attack adds to fears for peace process -- Financial Times

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