Myanmar: 12 dead after armed men and troops clash in restive Rakhine

Four soldiers and one attacker were killed Tuesday when hundreds of men wielding pistols and swords assailed troops in Pyaungpit village.

By: AFP | Yangon | Published: October 12, 2016 8:25 am
Myanmar, Myanmar clashes, Myanmar violence, armed violence in Myanmar, Myanmar news, world news, latest news, Indian express Twelve people have died in the north of Myanmar’s Rakhine state in clashes between armed men and troops. (Source: Google Maps)

Twelve people have died in the north of Myanmar’s Rakhine state in clashes between armed men and troops, state media reported Wednesday, in a sharp escalation of violence in the restive region.

Four soldiers and one attacker were killed Tuesday when hundreds of men wielding pistols and swords assailed troops in Pyaungpit village.

“After the incident, troops found seven bodies,” state-run Global New Light of Myanmar reported, referring to clashes with troops in Taung Paing Nyar.

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