Myanmar troops kill 10 'attackers' in northern Rakhine: Military

A man suspected of being an attacker during recent border raids is taken to a police station in Sittwe, capital of the Rakhine state on Oct 9, 2016..
A man suspected of being an attacker during recent border raids is taken to a police station in Sittwe, capital of the Rakhine state on Oct 9, 2016..PHOTO: AFP

YANGON (AFP) - Myanmar troops killed 10 people during clashes in northern Rakhine, the military said on Wednesday (Oct 12), as escalating violence gripped the restive region long scarred by sectarian violence.

Armed men attacked soldiers during an operation in Kyet Yoe Pyin village, near the border with Bangladesh, "shooting with guns, using sticks and knives," the military said in a statement, adding: "Ten dead bodies of violent attackers and a gun were found."

(This is a developing story)