A militant group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army on Saturday ambushed Myanmar troopers in northern Rakhine state injuring six.
The assault comes 4 months after lots of of hundreds of Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh following a navy crackdown triggered by militant assaults on police posts.
The navy stated in a press release posted on the commander in chief’s Facebook web page that the attackers had been from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, the militant group blamed for the assaults on police posts.
More than 20 insurgents utilizing improvised explosives attacked the troopers’ truck, which was coming from Taungpyo township in northern Rakhine on Friday, the federal government stated in a press release on its Facebook web page.
Six injured troopers had been taken to a navy hospital, border guard police official Sann Oo stated by telephone Saturday.
In the previous, the navy has retaliated towards Rohingya following such assaults.
A marketing campaign of killings, rape and arson assaults by safety forces and Buddhist-aligned mobs has despatched greater than 850,000 of Myanmar’s 1.three million Rohingya fleeing the nation in recent times.
Since Aug. 25 alone, when Myanmar’s military started what it known as “clearance operations” following the assaults on police posts, greater than 650,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh.
The United Nations (UN) and the United States have accused Myanmar’s navy of human rights violations towards Rohingya in Rakhine, together with killings, rapes and the burning of properties.
The UN has described the violence as ethnic cleaning.
Source: Fox News