Five police officers among the dead, says state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, during pre-dawn raids in Rakhine state adjacent to Bangladesh

At least 12 people including five police officers have been killed in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state as Rohingya militants launched pre-dawn raids on border posts, according to the office of state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

It is the worst outbreak of violence for months in the coastal state bisected by religious hatred and follows a milestone report by a commission led by the former UN chief Kofi Annan urging immediate action to heal the divide.

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