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Myanmar Army launches crackdown against Rohingya Muslims, kills more than 100

Myanmar Army launches crackdown against Rohingya Muslims, kills more than 100
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Rakhine: In an army crackdown, more than 100 Rohingya killed in the Rakhine State of Myanmar.

According to authorities of Myanmar, few members of Rohingya group who were armed launched an attack on a police station on Friday.

Meanwhile, residents said that in response to the act, security forces opened fire at civilians forcing thousands to flee the country.

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Who are the Rohingyas?

Rohingyas is a Muslim minority group of Myanmar who is facing atrocities in their home land. Myanmar does not acknowledge these persecuted Rohingyas as their citizen and restricts their rights. Basic life support needs are denied to them.

Myanmar considers them ‘Bengalis’ and alleges that they are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. On the other hand, Bangladesh denies acknowledging them as their citizen.