Sting Newz International Desk: A mass grave with bodies of 28 Hindus including several children allegedly slain by Rohingya Muslim militants has been discovered in Myanmar’s restive northern Rakhine state, according to the army.
“Security members dug up 28 dead bodies of Hindus who were cruelly and violently killed by ARSA extremist Bengali terrorists in Rakhine State,” an army statement posted online late Sunday said.
Rohingya militants calling themselves the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army have been blamed by the government for setting off unrest in Rakhine since August, when they attacked dozens of police posts.
The assault set off an army crackdown that has been termed “ethnic cleansing” by the United Nations.
More than 430,000 Rohingya are believed to have fled to Bangladesh in the past month, bringing with them stories of atrocities at the hands of the Myanmar army and local Buddhists.
Courtesy : AFP