Myanmar army confesses killing 10 Rohingya

An armed soldier stand guards in Maungdaw township, Rakhine state (Photo: collected)

PV International desk : Myanmar’s military has admitted its security forces and Buddhist villagers killed 10 Rohingya whose bodies were found in a mass grave in a village in troubled Rakhine state, reports The Independent.

It said an inquiry had found that four members of the security forces were involved in the killing of the 10 Rohingya in Inn Din village near Maungdaw.

The report said the four had helped villagers carry out a revenge attack on what it called “Bengali terrorists”.

Myanmar has been accused of carrying out ethnic cleansing in Rakhine state.

More than 650,000 Rohingya have fled into neighbouring Bangladesh since violence erupted last August, with terrible stories of mass murder, rape and torture.

They accuse the military, backed by local Buddhist mobs, of burning their villages and attacking and killing civilians.
Myanmar’s military has denied targeting civilians, and insists it is fighting only Rohingya militants.

Myanmar has refused to allow journalists and external investigators into Rakhine to look into the allegations of abuses.
The military announced last month that it would investigate a grave containing 10 skeletons that had been found near Inn Din.
The results of the investigation, published on the military commander-in-chief’s Facebook page, said the massacre took place on 2 September.