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Saturday, 06 January 2018 - 16:26
Rohingya rebels ambush Myanmar soldiers
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Rohingya rebels attacked an army truck in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state and wounded five soldiers, state media said.

A spokesman for the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) claimed responsibility for the ambush on Friday.

"A vehicle ... was attacked by 20 insurgents from the mountain using homemade mines and small arms," the government said, adding about 10 rebels were involved.

The military added "extremist Bengali terrorists ARSA" carried out the ambush.

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