Shelling of Mixed Ethnic Village in Myanmar’s Rakhine State Kills Rohingya Father And Son

An artillery shell explosion during a clash between Myanmar troops and rebel Arakan Army soldiers on Tuesday killed a Rohingya Muslim man and his son and injured another child in violence-ridden Rakhine state’s Kyauktaw township, a village official said.Mohamad Shofi, 38 and his eight-year-old son Husson died and Mohammad Shazam, 15, was injured when the shell landed in Alae Gyun, a mixed Muslim and Buddhist community, said village administrator Win Hla Tun.“It happened around 11 a.m. and killed a father and a son and injured another person,” he said.The Myanmar military and Arakan Army (AA), which seeks greater autonomy in Rakhine state, denied any fighting in the area, despite locals who said otherwise..............


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