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Nearly 90,000 Rohingyas escape Myanmar violence

Myanmar officials blamed Rohingya militants for the burning of homes and civilian deaths

Simon Lewis & Wa Lone | Reuters  |  Dhaka | Yangon 

Nearly 90,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar in August, pressuring scarce resources of aid agencies and communities already helping hundreds of thousands of refugees from previous spasms of violence in Myanmar.  The bloodshed in Myanmar's northwestern Rakhine state was triggered by an attack on August 25 on dozens of police posts and an army base by Rohingya insurgents. The ensuing clashes and a military counter-offensive have killed at least 400 people. Myanmar officials blamed Rohingya militants for the burning of homes and ...

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First Published: Tue, September 05 2017. 02:15 IST
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