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Girl killed by Myanmar forces as mobs target aid groups

Published on Mar 28, 2014 1:25 PM

YANGON (AFP) - An 11-year-old girl was accidentally killed when Myanmar security forces fired warning shots to disperse mobs targeting international aid groups in a strife-hit western state, police said on Friday.

The girl was shot Thursday at her home near a UN World Food Programme (WFP) warehouse in the Rakhine state capital Sittwe that was targeted by rioters, Lieutenant Colonel Min Aung told AFP by telephone.

"She was hit when security forces fired warning shots to disperse people at the WFP warehouse," he said. "The situation in Sittwe is calm now after a curfew was imposed."

He said nobody else was wounded in the incident.

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