Myanmar: Three people killed in Rakhine mine explosion
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Myanmar: Three people killed in Rakhine mine explosion

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Sunday, July 16, 2017 – 16:15:00 Print

Myanmar soldiers in Maungdaw town, Rakhine State (Photo: AFP/VNA)


Hanoi (VNA) – A mine
explosion occurred in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, killing three people, including
two male teenagers, and injuring one person, said the country’s police on July

The police have investigated whether the mine
had been laid intentionally or the victims had accidentally struck unexploded
ordnance leftover from the conflict. 

According to initial information, the mine was
homemade, said an anonymous officer.

Tensions have escalated in the north of Rakhine
state, particularly after last October’s attacks carried out by armed militants
on three border checkpoints in Maungdaw. By June 26, a total of 38 innocent
civilians were killed, while 22 others were missing or being kidnapped.-VNA


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