Myanmar planted mines along border: Amnesty


PV International Desk : Myanmar has planted landmines along its border with Bangladesh posing a deadly threat to fleeing Rohingyas, says Amnesty International or AI.
It said on Saturday that it has confirmed that internationally banned antipersonnel mines have seriously injured three people, including two children and reportedly killed a man in the past week.
The UK-based rights body said in a statement that their conclusion was ‘based on interviews with eyewitnesses and analysis by its own weapons experts.’
“This is another low in what is already a horrific situation in Rakhine State. The Myanmar military’s callous use of inherently indiscriminate and deadly weapons at highly trafficked paths around the border is putting the lives of ordinary people at enormous risk,” said AI’s Crisis Response Director Tirana Hassan, who is now near the border.
AI says some mines were found near Taung Pyo Let Wal, also known as Tumbro in Rakhine State on the edge of the border.