Myanmar sends troops into Muslim-majority region after deadly attacks



Myanmar 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... read more

 
10 October 2016 in World News, Views: 27
Source: Reuters
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