Myanmar says four soldiers killed by insurgents in Muslim-majority region



Four Myanmar soldiers were killed and one was injured on Tuesday when troops were attacked by suspected Muslim insurgents near the country's border with Bangladesh, an official said.
The Myanmar army, known as the Tatmadaw, has been sent into northern Rakhine State to seek attackers who killed nine police officers guarding the border early on Sunday.
The majority of residents in the area are Muslims belonging to the stateless Rohingya ethnic group.
Around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, soldiers came under attack close to Pyaung Pyit village in Maungdaw Township, said Ye Naing, a director at the... read more

 
11 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Reuters
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