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12:00 AM, December 24, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 24, 2018

Myanmar cop found killed in Rakhine state

The bullet-riddled body of a Myanmar policeman was found in northern Rakhine state, government media said yesterday, as tensions rise in the hotspot where the Rohingya crisis erupted last year.

The western territory is a tinderbox of ethnic and religious divisions and security forces have clashed with both Rohingya insurgents and much better armed Rakhine fighters from the mostly Buddhist Arakan Army.

Private Aung Kyaw Thet went missing in action after an ambush last week by unknown assailants in Maungdaw township near the border with Bangladesh.

His body was found two days ago with "gunshot wounds in his face, arm and leg near a hill inside the other country," according to government-backed Global New Light of Myanmar.

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