Rohingya Women Accuse Myanmar Forces of Burning Children Alive in New Assault
November 13, 2016
Maungdaw, Arakan – Rohingya women from Kyar Gaung Taung village in Northern Maungdaw Township claim that their children were thrown into a fire by the Myanmar Army and Border Guard Police during the morning time today, November 13, 2016.
The Myanmar Military and Border Guard Police came into Kyar Gaung Taung village in Northern Maungdaw Township in the morning today and witnesses say they saw houses burnt by security forces and that children were thrown into the fire.
“The military took all of property, then they torched the houses. They threw our children into the fire,” a Rohingya woman claimed while crying loudly.
“They beat me and took all the money I had in my pocket. Then they kicked me out of my home and torched my house in front of me,” an elderly Rohingya from Kyar Gaung Taung village said.
Since the morning today villagers from Kyar Gaung Taung were forced to flee their village and are taking refuge in nearby villages. RB is investigating for further details regarding the accusations of children being burnt alive by security forces.
Yesterday, November 12th, 20016, more than a dozen Rohingya from Yay Khae Chaung Khwa Sone, Pwint Phyu Chaung, Dar Gyi Sar and Myaw Taung were killed by the Myanmar military. At least 50 others were injured in attacks from rocket launchers and helicopter attacks by the Myanmar Military.