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One Rohingya Killed, Eight Wounded in Extremist Attack in Sittwe

RB News 
July 4, 2017 

Sittwe (Akyab) -- One Rohingya man was killed and eight others wounded during an attack by a group of Rakhine extremists in Sittwe (Akyab) this afternoon (Jul 4). 

The victims were from 'Dar Paing' IDP (Internally Displaced People) Camps in the township and hired by a retired policeman, U Hla Myint @ Nuru, to dismantle an old and out-of-service motor-boat which he had bought from a Rakhine lawyer. 

While they were checking around the boat nearby the 'Yaung Ni Oo' jetty at 'Yaw Gyi Myauk' village, a group of Rakhine extremists popped up; and attacked and hacked them, killing one of them and injuring 8 others. 

"Normally, displaced Rohingyas from the camps dare not go to the downtown of Sittwe as the Security Forces often stop them and also Rakhine extremists pose danger. However, this time, they went there as hired workers for a retired policeman and also with some police escorts yesterday. But some Rakhine extremists might have spotted them there and made plots to launch attacks since yesterday. 

When they were working to dismantle the boat, the Rakhine extremists attacked them. One worker was killed and eight others were wounded", said an eyewitness asking not to be named. 

The eight people injured are currently taking treatments in Sittwe General Hospital. The local police are said to have been investigating the incident. 

The person killed was U Monu (60), s/o Abdu Shukkor. And the remaining 8 people wounded are: 

1) Abu Alam (65), s/o Abul Hussain 
2) Abdul Malik (38), s/o Sayed Hussain 
3) Futiya (35), s/o Khala Meah 
4) Abdul Hamid (32), s/o Abdul Mabud 
5) U Hla Myint @ Nuru (60) (the retired policeman) 
6) One of U Hla Myint's son 
7) Mohammed Hussain (25), s/o ??? 

[Reported by Saed Arakani & Mohammed Islam; Edited by M.S. Anwar] 

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