Mass Grave of 28 Hindus Killed by Rohingya Militants Found: Myanmar Army

Union home minister Rajnath Singh addressing a seminar

The announcement could not be independently verified in an region that has been seized by communal violence since Rohingya militant raids on 25 August triggered a sweeping security crackdown.

Thousands of Rohingyas have already fled their homeland to take refuge in Bangladesh. Many of the Hindu victims were either women or children, said the military.

According to Myanmar government around 30,000 Hindus and Buddhists have also been displaced due to the terror attacks by ARSA militants.

Based on this information, troops stationed at a nearby village went to Yebawkya, which lies near a cluster of Hindu and Muslim communities in northern Rakhine called Kha Maung Seik.

A mass grave containing dead bodies of Hindus has been found in Myanmar and the country's army has blamed Rohingya extremists for the slaughter.

A senior police officer in northern Rakhine told AFP they had been "buried with 10-15 bodies in each hole".

"We will continue searching together with villagers", the officer told AFP, requesting anonymity.

The focal point of the unrest, northern Rakhine's Maungdaw district, was once home to a fragile mosaic of ethnic groups, dominated by the Rohingya.

Also, doctors treating some of the Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks said they have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks, United Nations clinicians and other health workers said.

The Rohingya has faced decades of persecution from a Buddhist nationalist army and discrimination under laws that stripped them of citizenship and restrict their movements.

Militant group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) was suspected to be behind the attack.



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