Mob at­tacks Muslims

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

YANGON: A po­lice­man in Myan­mar fled the scene of a deadly mob at­tack on Ro­hingya Muslims that has put the trou­bled western state of Rakhine on edge.

A group of Rakhine Bud­dhists threw bricks at Ro­hingya men in Sit­twe on Tues­day, killing one, the of­fice of State Coun­sel­lor Aung San Suu Kyi said.

Po­lice of­fi­cers said an un­armed ju­nior of­fi­cer was with the Mus­lim men but was un­able to pro­tect them from the mob. “He said he tried to stop them but he wasn’t able to and ran back to the po­lice sta­tion,” said Colonel Myo Thu Soe, spokesman for the home af­fairs min­istry in the cap­i­tal, Naypy­itaw.

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