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Police shoot dead three Rohingya women in western Myanmar

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Press TV

At least three Rohingya Muslim women have been killed and several others severely injured in confrontation with police in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, security sources say.

Myanmar’s security officials say the victims were shot dead in the volatile Parein village, when police forces were trying to relocate them.

Activists and witnesses say the women- one of whom was pregnant – had joined a crowd that resisted moving out of their residence.

Residents have noted that the victims had been living there since their original homes were destroyed in a wave of sectarian clashes last year.

Some local media outlets said at least four women were shot dead and five other villagers wounded in the Tuesday’s confrontation….


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