Myanmar sends troops into Muslim-majority region after deadly attacks

by Reuters  |  published on October 10, 2016

MyanmarMyanmar has stepped up security in a Muslim-majority region near its border with Bangladesh, officials said on Monday, as authorities hunt for attackers who killed at least nine police officers.

Officials believe that members of the Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority launched three separate attacks in the early hours of Sunday, in which dozens of weapons and more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition were seized from border police.

Nine policemen were killed, one was missing and five were wounded. Eight attackers were killed and two captured, police said.

The Rohingya, who are mostly stateless and are subject to severe restrictions on their movements, make up the majority of the population in the northern part of Rakhine State.

Authorities in the township of Maungdaw on Sunday announced the extension of an existing order banning gatherings of five or more people and imposing a 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.

  • Edgardo L. Perez-De Leon

    This is what a Muslim minority does in a Buddhist and Hindu country. Spec the same in London France and US after voting for Hillary to welcome them. Viva la diversidad!

    • Rodney Steward

      London is almost over run and has been said to be the first civilized country to fall to islam! This is proof of what happens when you take the guns from the people, it makes the country a gun free zone that well armed muslims love!! If Hellary goes in, this will be us very soon!

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