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418 schools closed in Myanmar northern state as terrorist attacks continue
September 04,2017   By:Xinhua
YANGON, Sept.4,2017-- A total of 418 schools in three townships in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state have been closed as the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) extremist terrorists continued their attacks, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Monday.
 
Of the schools closed, 183 are from Maungtaw township, 212 from Buthidaung township and 23 in Yathedaung township, the Rakhine State Education Department was quoted as saying.
 
Over 80,000 students had enrolled in the Maungtaw district this academic year which started from June.
 
Extremist terrorists launched renewed attacks on 30 police outposts in the northern Rakhine on Aug. 25.
 
According to reports, from Aug. 25 to 31, more than 52 terrorists attack by the extremist terrorists occurred, killing 13 security forces members and injuring 15.
 
Meanwhile, 14 civilians including seven Hindu people and five Daingnet ethnic people were also killed while fleeing the attacks.
 
Over 2,625 houses from villages in Maungtaw were also burnt down by the extremist terrorists.
 
Altogether 370 dead bodies of the terrorists were claimed.
 
About 38,000 Muslims from Rakhine state have fled toward the Bangladesh border, according to the reports.
 
Amid threat by ARSA extremist terrorists, the security forces have evacuated 11,720 ethnic villagers to safer places and provided them with aid, the military said, adding that clearance operations against ARSA extremists terrorists continued in the region.