Almost 70 killed in month of Rakhine violence: Myanmar army

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Myanmar's security forces have killed almost 70 people since taking control of northern Rakhine state last month, the army said, adding that media reports of widespread destruction in the area were “false news.”

Clashes escalated over the weekend when troops killed more than 30 people in two days of fighting that saw the military use helicopter gunships for the first time.

A hunt for the attackers has seen a total of “69 Bengalis (Rohingya) killed and 234 arrested” between October 9 and November 14, according to a Facebook post by the army chief’s office late Monday.

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