71 dead in Myanmar Rakhine fighting: Government

At least 71 people have been killed in the latest fighting between Rohingya militants and Myanmar security forces in the country`s Rakhine state, the office of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Friday.

71 dead in Myanmar Rakhine fighting: Government
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Maungdaw: At least 71 people have been killed in the latest fighting between Rohingya militants and Myanmar security forces in the country`s Rakhine state, the office of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Friday.

In an updated toll, the State Counsellor`s office said 12 security officials had been killed and that "59 dead bodies of extremist Bengali terrorists" had been found — the phrase Myanmar authorities use to describe Rohingya militants.