Eight injured in Mrauk U violence  
Occurred in Myanmar on March 20, 2019, at 11:35 AM
Reported by komin via Internet on August 21, 2019, at 2:05 PM in Myanmar

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Fighting between Myanmar's military and the Arakan Army in Mrauk U, the ancient capital of the Rakhine kingdom, has left at least eight injured, scaring tourists and sparking fears that the historical monuments are under threat.

Ethnic and religious tensions divide western Rakhine State, where the army forced out some 740,000 Rohingya Muslims in a brutal crackdown in 2017.

Now the military is waging war against the AA, which claims to represent ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and has killed 22 officers since early January.

The conflict has now spread to Mrauk U, renowned for its ancient temples and popular with hardier travellers.

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Myanmar komin Internet 21-Aug-2019 @ 2:05 PM

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