Myanmar's army kills 69 'attackers' in Rakhine state

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Nearly 70 "violent attackers" have been killed by Myanmar's security forces in northern Rakhine state over the past week, the army said, claiming the dead were members of an armed Rohingya group.

The announcement takes to 102 the tally of deaths of suspected Rohingya Muslim attackers since October 9, while the security forces' toll stands at 32, based on reports in state-owned media.

The violence has exposed tensions between Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi's seven-month-old civilian administration and the army, which ruled for decades and retains key powers, including control of ministries responsible for security.

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