Conflict-displaced people return home in Myanmar's northern state as security improves: gov't

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/13 1:48:19

A total of 1,462 ethnic people, who were displaced due to terrorist attacks, have returned home in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state, said a press release of the government's Information Committee on Tuesday night.

As the security forces stepped up anti-terror operation in the state, displaced ethnic people from five relief camps have returned home.

Six terrorists were arrested in a village in Maungtaw township in Rakhine state on Monday morning.

The recent terror attacks have so far displaced a total of 30,200 people.

Terrorists launched fresh attacks on police outposts in Rakhine on Aug. 25, displacing residents from a number of areas in Maungtaw district to border areas for refuge and camped along the Myanmar side of the border with Bangladesh.

A total of 59 villages and 6,842 houses were burnt down by terrorists with eight bridges destroyed by planted mines.

Meanwhile, 371 terrorists have so far been killed in clashes with the security forces, according to the reports.

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