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Four Rohingya civilians tragically lost their lives, with several others injured, as a result of an attack by the Arakan Army (AA) in Ward No. 07 of Buthidaung Township, Arakan State, Myanmar, on April 24th, 2024.

Eyewitnesses recounted a harrowing scene where approximately 15 individuals, suspected to be members of the AA, donned Border Guard Police (BGP) uniforms before unleashing gunfire on unsuspecting Rohingya civilians gathered at a local shop for coffee or tea.

The indiscriminate firing resulted in the deaths of four Rohingya civilians and left several others wounded. Among the deceased, three hailed from Ali Chaung Rohingya village, while the fourth was from Maung Na Rohingya village.

Amidst the chaos of heavy gunfire, accurately assessing the exact number of casualties proved challenging.

Adding to the confusion, witnesses initially struggled to distinguish between AA members and Myanmar military personnel due to their deceptive attire. However, subsequent investigations confirmed their allegiance to the AA upon their retreat.

The tragic incident underscores the ongoing vulnerability faced by Rohingya communities in conflict-affected regions of Myanmar.

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