5 killed, 17 wounded and arrested more in Maungdaw

Update news of killing in Lambagone village, Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Army killed five Rohingya and 17 injured in Lambagona village while army open fired the village yesterday at about 10; 00pm, said a villager from Lambagona village.

The location of Lambagonena where the army and Rakhine killed Rohingyas
“The army stationed at Zawmatat village tract and Rakhines from Tharaekonbon (New settler) attacked Lambagona village to loot and harass the villagers at about 10:00pm where the villagers scream out for help and nearby villagers rushed to the spot to save the villagers of Lambagona. The army open fired to the villagers who rushed to the spot.”

“Abdul Salam son of Amir Housson, Kawtiza wife of Yasein and Asgar son of Rahamat Ullah who is only 7 days only were killed on the spot and 17 Rohingya villagers wounded where two Rohingyas are very serious conditions. The army round up the village and no one was allowed to go outside. The faith of two serious wounded people was unknown.”

The army and Rakhines arrested three people; Madu, 30, son of Mohamed Yasein, Kawlim Ullah, 28, son of Mohamed Yasein and Nurul Haque 35, said a villagers.

The concerned authorities are organizing the Rohingya community to stay peacefully in Maungdaw with Rakhine, but the security force and Rakhines are attacking Rohingya villagers other side. How the security force and Rakhine attacked the Rohingyas villages without information of concerned authority, said an elder Maungdaw.

The Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed concern for the Rohingya people in Burma and said it will take up the Burmese government’s handling of unrest with the U.N. Security Council, at the 4th Extra-ordinary Summit on 14-15 August 2012 in Makkah Al-Mukaramah. H.E. Prof. Dr. Ihsanoglu – the OIC Secretary General- also made it very clear to the Burmese government that 1.5 billion Muslims of the world and the 57 nations of the OIC stood solidly behind the Rohingya Muslims.

Burma’s human rights commission and Burmese President say there is no need for an investigation into the communal violence between Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya that broke out in June.

The United Nations released a report on August 16, saying the number of people displaced by the conflict in Rakhine state has exceeded 68,500, and is still rising, with new arrivals from Kyauktaw, Sittwe, and Maungdaw, where sporadic incidents of violence are still occurring.

“We should keep in our mind and hearts, as we approach Eid, the Burmese Muslims-Rohingya- who were not even allowed to pray in Ramadan, neither in Masjids, nor in their homes,” according to Burma Task Force USA facebook.

There is strong evidence the overwhelmingly Burmese Buddhist government is behind the campaign against the Rohingya, motivated by racism, said Dr Maung Zarni, a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics.

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