Amnesty International points to cases where anti-personnel landmines may have been cause of injuries on border with Bangladesh

Myanmar’s military has been accused of planting landmines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in its western Rakhine state, with Amnesty International reporting that two people were wounded on Sunday.

Refugee accounts of the latest wave of violence in Rakhine have typically described shootings by soldiers and arson attacks on villages. But there are at least several cases that point to anti-personnel landmines or other explosives as the cause of injuries on the border with Bangladesh, where 300,000 Rohingya have fled in the past two weeks.

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