Bomb kills Rohingya boy in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine

Alaturka Amerika ABD Haberleri

By Kyaw Ye Lynn

YANGON, Myanmar (AA) – A Rohingya Muslim boy was killed and five others injured in a series of bombings in Myanmar's conflict-hit Rakhine state, according to officials on Friday.

"We received reports of blasts in two Muslim villages today," said a local police officer on condition of anonymity as he was not the authorized spokesperson.

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The slain boy is 12 years old, he added.

It remains unclear who is responsible for the attacks.

Tha Sein, a regional lawmaker, said this was the latest attempt to incite violence between Rohingya Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists.

"Whoever did it, I think their intention is now as clear as crystal. They want to create panic situation, and communal violence at most," he told Anadolu Agency by phone on Friday.

In mid-February, a Rohingya Muslim boy was beaten to death in a village in Rakhine by four people on bike.

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