Myanmar troops kill 6, detain scores in Rakhine | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, May 03, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:10 AM, May 03, 2019

Myanmar troops kill 6, detain scores in Rakhine

Myanmar security forces shot dead at least six people in the troubled western state of Rakhine yesterday, after soldiers and police detained hundreds of people at a school, a military spokesman said. The soldiers had rounded up about 275 people during a search for members of the rebel Arakan Army, said Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun from the military’s True News Information Team. There were conflicting accounts of events leading up to the shooting, which took place in an area off-limits to reporters and most aid agencies. Zaw Min Tun said some of the detainees attempted to seize weapons in the early hours of the morning, forcing security forces to fire into a crowd. 

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