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Violence against the Rohingya escalates: three explosions in the port city

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In Sittwe, the capital of the northeastern Burmese state of Rakhine, have Saturday morning, three explosions occurred. There were also a further three unexploded bombs found in the port city, local media reported. The bombs were government officials endorsed.

Reported that the local authorities. One of the bombs exploded in the garden of a building of the regional government, while the other two for the building of the local administration started to explode. According to the police hit by the explosions one agent slightly wounded, but there were no victims.

One of the unexploded explosives was found on the way to the beach, ” says Tin Maung Swe, a spokesperson of the government of Rakhine. ‘There’s more, ” he says.

In the state of Rakhine in recent months to increased violence between the Rohingya, a moslimminderheid, and the buddhist majority. The United Nations the persecution of the Rohingya by the Burmese army already condemned as ‘ethnic cleansing’. Out of fear, more than 700,000 muslims to neighboring Bangladesh, have fled.

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