Myanmar accused of planting landmines in path of fleeing Rohingya
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Myanmar accused of planting landmines in path of fleeing Rohingya
THE GUARDIAN
Posted on: September 10th 2017
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Myanmar’s military has been accused of planting landmines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in western Rakhine state, with Amnesty International reporting that two people were wounded on Sunday.

Refugees’ accounts of the latest wave of violence in Rakhine have typically described shootings by soldiers and arson attacks on villages, but there are at least several cases that point to anti-personnel mines or other explosives as the cause of injuries on the border with Bangladesh, where 300,000 Rohingya have fled in the past two weeks.

Reporters from Associated Press on the Bangladesh side of the border said they had seen an elderly woman with devastating leg wounds:

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