17 more bodies of Hindu villagers uncovered in Myanmar northern state

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/26 10:58:49

Some 17 more bodies of Hindu villagers have been uncovered in a village in Maungtaw of Myanmar's northern Rakhine state, bringing the total number of the bodies left by Aug. 25 terrorist attacks to 45, Myanmar News Agency reported Tuesday.

The 17 corpses were found on Monday at a location, 200 meters from the grave where the prior 28 bodies were found in Yebawkya village on Sunday as the authorities searched and dug up the earth to confirm the information provided by Hindu villagers who managed to escape from the massacre and fled to safer Sittway, the capital of Rakhine state.

The victims, identified as from Khamaung Seik village, were found cruelly killed, said the Maungtaw Hospital Superintendent who conducted the autopsy, pointing it out as evidence to a massacre by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) extremist terrorists.

Investigation is underway into the criminal cases.

According to the information, the victims were left by attacks on the village on Aug. 25 by about 300 members of the ARSA extremist terrorists.

Meanwhile, some 26 houses in five villages in Maungtaw, left by local displaced villagers, were suspected of being set fire by the ARSA extremist terrorists on Sunday.

Last Friday, a home-made mine planted by extremist terrorists was set to explode inside the compound of a mosque in Buthidaung, as Muslims were attending a morning praying ceremony.

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