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In Akyab Township, Arakan State, Myanmar, a Rohingya boy was severely wounded in a landmine explosion on April 2nd, 2024. The victim, a resident of Tha Kyi Pyin Rohingya village, aged approximately 14, sustained grave injuries, with his left foot completely shattered and multiple wounds on other parts of his body.

Eyewitnesses recount the harrowing scene, as villagers rushed to the boy’s aid upon hearing his cries for help. Speculations arise that the landmine could have been planted either by the Myanmar military or the Arakan Army (AA), as tensions persist in the Arakan State.

“The landmine might be planted by Arakan Army AA around the Rohingya village,” suspects a source, highlighting the ongoing conflict’s toll on innocent civilians. Rohingyas in Arakan State are facing dire circumstances, with both the AA and Myanmar military targeting them deliberately, utilizing them as human shields in their power struggles.

This tragic incident underscores the urgent need for international attention and intervention to protect the vulnerable Rohingya community in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden Arakan State.

Rohingya Vision News