The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 31 July 2014
The Myanmar Times

Violence spreads in Rakhine State

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After several months of relative calm, a fresh round of communal violence broke out in Rakhine State last week, spreading from rural Minbya and Mrauk Oo townships to Kyauktaw, Rathedaung and several other townships. On October 25, The Myanmar Times witnessed 14 people arrive at Kyauktaw Township Hospital with gunshot and knife wounds between 6pm and 9pm. Several died from their wounds, while a number of survivors said they had been fired on by government security forces instructed to quell violence between the Rakhine and Rohingya communities. The Myanmar Times' head of photography, Kaung Htet, recorded the scene as the patients arrived at the hospital for treatment.

- Photos by Kaung Htet / The Myanmar Times