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Police Arrest 6 Buddhists Suspects in Arakan

19 July 2013

More than a year after the killing of 10 Muslim pilgrims in Taungup Township sparked deadly inter-communal violence across Arakan State, police have moved to arrest six Buddhists allegedly involved in attack on June 3, 2012, Democratic Voice of Burma reports. Naypyidaw police flew to the town on Wednesday to carry out surprise arrests. A local National League for Democracy representative said the Naypyidaw team acted without informing their local colleagues, perhaps to avoid suspects being tipped off. “Naypyidaw police seized local police officers’ phones when they arrived in town and told them to get in the cars with them,” said Win Naing.