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Arakan Army militants killed 13 policemen in northern Rakhine state: Army

Arakan Army militants killed 13 policemen in northern Rakhine state: Army
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Thirteen Myanmar officers were killed in Friday morning's co-ordinated raids on police posts, the army said, in a brazen attack by scores of ethnic Rakhine rebels which adds a dangerous new dimension to the conflict in the western state.

Militants from the Arakan Army (AA), who are seeeking greater autonomy for their Buddhist ethnic group, swarmed four police stations in northern Rakhine state early on Friday "killing 13 police and wounding nine others," according to a statement released late Friday by the army chief's office.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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