Myanmar says nine police killed by insurgents on Bangladesh border

Myanmar says nine police killed by insurgents on Bangladesh border

The Guardian: World News

Attack took place in Rakhine, home to members of the mostly Muslim Rohingya ethnic group, most of whom are denied citizenship

Myanmar said at least nine police officers were killed and four were wounded on Sunday in multiple assaults on border guard posts along the Southeast Asian nation’s troubled frontier with Bangladesh.

Eight attackers, identified only as “insurgent terrorists,” but believed by officials to belong to a Muslim group, were killed and two were captured alive in clashes in the western state of Rakhine since the early hours of Sunday, national police chief Zaw Win told a press conference.

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