Burma-Myanmar: Shelling kills 7 people in Rakhine state
At least seven people have been killed in an artillery attack in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the media reported on Wednesday.
The incident comes as the fighting between the Arakan Army and Myanmar’s military has been escalating since last week in Minbya Township, east of Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State.
“The artillery hit the monastery where hundreds of people are taking shelter,” said Ko Maung Thar Nu, who helps refugees in Minbya.
According to the abbot of the monastery, four people were killed on the spot, another three died in hospital and eight people were seriously injured, Efe news reported.