Myanmar fires border police chief over deadly insurgent attacks



Myanmar has fired the police official charged with guarding its troubled border with Bangladesh, officials said on Monday, after deadly attacks that sparked fighting with insurgents allegedly inspired by Islamist militants.
Nine police officers were killed when three police posts in northern Rakhine State were overrun on Oct. 9 by attackers wielding automatic weapons, sticks and knives, and believed to belong to the mostly stateless Rohingya Muslim group.
"Necessary action will be taken against the responsible police officials for their negligence, which led to the loss of the lives of... read more

 
17 October 2016 in World News, Views: 32
Source: Reuters
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