The Dallas Morning News

3 killed, 7 abducted in attack on police station

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YANGON, Myanmar — Three people were killed and seven civilians abducted in an attack on a police installati­on in western Myanmar that authoritie­s blame on the Arakan Army rebel group, media reported Thursday.

A report in the Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper said about 200 insurgents, who claim to represent the Rakhine ethnic minority in the western state of Rakhine, attacked a security police headquarte­rs in Mrauku town on Tuesday night.

Rakhine is best known for a brutal counterins­urgency campaign by the military against the Muslim Rohingya minority, which caused more than 700,000 to flee to neighborin­g Bangladesh. But while Rohingya insurgents have been largely inactive for more than a year, the Arakan Army has been engaged in increasing­ly fierce fighting with government forces since late last year.

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