YANGON, Sep. 02 (Press Shia) – About 11,720 ethnic people from villages affected by terrorist attacks have been evacuated to safer places in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Saturday.
From Aug. 25 to 31, more than 52 terrorist attacks were launched by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) extremist terrorists, leaving 13 security forces members killed and 15 injured, the report said.
A total of 370 dead bodies of terrorists were also claimed. Over 2,625 houses from Kotankauk, Myinlut and Kyikanpyi villages and two wards in Maungtaw were also burnt down by the extremist terrorists.
A total of 14 civilians including seven Hindu people were also killed while fleeing the attacks. About 38,000 Muslims from Rakhine state have fled toward the Bangladesh border, the report said.
Myanmar government announced Thursday that an investigation will be made after aid was discovered from international non-governmental organizations to the hideouts of ARSA extremist terrorists.
Extremist terrorists launched renewed attacks on 30 police outposts in Rakhine State on Aug. 25. At present, the Myanmar military is carrying out clearance operations against ARSA extremists terrorists in the region.