Hundreds of armed men attack police in Myanmar; UN calls for restraint
14 October 2016
The United Nations has called for "maximum restraint" after a spate of violent attacks in Myanmar's restive Rakhine State. More than a dozen soldiers and police have been killed since Friday, state media reported, with troops in the city of Maungtaw attacked by about 300 men armed with knives, pistols and swords. However, details are scant - northern Rakhine state is like a "black hole information-wise," according to Penny Green, Professor of Law and Globalisation and Director of the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Green called the situation "extremely worrying”. "It's very clear that violence has flared up very seriously in northern Rakhine state," she said. Read the full article in CNN.