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Rakhine Extremists Torch Rohingya Homes in Buthidaung

RB News
January 24, 2018

Buthidaung -- A group of Rakhine Buddhist extremists have set fire on Rohingya homes in Buthidaung Township this early morning, say reliable reports.

The fire which happened at 'Htin Shaar Pyin' hamlet, 'Latwei Dek Pyinshay' village, in Buthidaung around 3 am today destroyed three houses (that had been) abandoned by their owners.

"First they torched two deserted houses and then, another one that is four houses apart from the early two. As the villagers came out to extinguish the fire, a group of Rakhine extremists were seen fleeing towards the Rakhine villages called 'Inn Pauk' and 'Thabbyay Taw' (located to the West of
Htin Shaar Pyin).

"The fire burnt down the three houses and the villagers extinguished the fire before it could do further damages", a local of the village told RB News.

The houses destroyed in the fire belonged to 1) U Asmat Ullah s/o Basu Meah, 2) Daw Safura and 3) Mohammed Alam.

Some 100 of total 300 houses (households) at 'Htin Shaar Pyin' were abandoned by their owners as they had sought refuge in Bangladesh to escape from the Burmese (Myanmar) military terrorism last year.

On Monday (Jan 22) evening, the Burmese Security Forces burnt down 4 Rohingya homes at 'Taungpyo Letya' sub-township in Northern Maungdaw.

[Edited by M.S. Anwar]

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