Myanmar shuts Bangladesh border after deadly attacks

Yangoon—Myanmar has shuttered crossings on its border with Bangladesh and local schools following weekend attacks on police station outposts that left at least 17 people dead, including nine police officers. Early Tuesday morning, attackers armed with rifles, knives and explosives stormed three Border Guard Police Force stations in Rakhine State’s Maungdaw and Yathay Taung townships — areas predominantly occupied by the country’s stateless Rohingya Muslim population. The government has said that at least nine policemen and eight militants were killed during the attacks, and a police officer remains missing.—Agencies

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