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Report: Myanmar rebels kidnap civilians from police base

AP  |  Yangon 

three people were killed and seven civilians abducted in an attack on a police installation that authorities blame on the Army group.

A report in the Global New Light of newspaper says about 200 insurgents, who claim to represent the ethnic minority in the western state of Rakhine, attacked a security police headquarters in Mrauk-U town on Tuesday night.

is best known for a brutal counterinsurgency campaign by the military against the Muslim Rohingya minority, which caused more than 700,000 to flee to neighboring

Thursday's report says the attackers abducted four women and three children and that one officer's family member was killed, while two policemen died and seven were reported missing.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 15:25 IST
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