Rights group: Muslims massacred in Myanmar

Jan 23, 2014, 10:24 AM EST
Myanmar security force personnel hold positions following unrest at an Internally Displaced People (IDP) camp for Muslim Rohingyas on the outskirts of Sittwe town in Rakhine State on August 9, 2013.
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Bangkok-based rights group claims that security forces killed at least 40 Rohingya Muslims last week; Myanmar officials deny the allegations. If confirmed, the mass killing would be the worst incident in the region since a similar conflict in 2012.
 
Background:
Myanmar's Rohingya problem gets worse [Blouin Beat]
Group: Myanmar mobs killed at least 40 Muslims [ABC]
Burma denies Buddhist mob killed women and children [Guardian]
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