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Myanmar deploys hundreds of soldiers in Rakhine state

Hundreds of soldiers have been deployed in the Muslim majority Rakhine state of Myanmar, reports Reuters.

Military sources told Reuters that troops had been sent to the state to ‘help tighten security’ after seven Buddhists were killed in the region.

Speaking to reporters, the Rakhine State Police Chief Colonel Sen Lwin, said,

“We have to increase security operations because the security situation has worsened – some Muslims and Buddhists have been killed by the insurgents.”

United Nations investigators who have interviewed nearly 75,000 people fleeing the Rakhine state have repeatedly concluded that Myanmar’s troops are most likely to have committed crimes against humanity when dealing with ethnic tensions in the Rakhine state.