Myanmar military admits to murder of 10 Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar military admits to murder of 10 Rohingya Muslims

In rare admission, army said action would be taken against soldiers and villagers who stabbed and shot captive men

Myanmar’s military has admitted that its soldiers murdered 10 captured Rohingya who it claims were “terrorists” during insurgent attacks at the beginning of September, after local Buddhist villagers had forced the men into a grave they had dug.

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The Rohingya are Muslims who live in majority-Buddhist Myanmar. They are often described as “the world’s most persecuted minority”. 

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