More than a thousand killed in Maungdaw, say UN officials

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February 9, 2017

More than a thousand Rohingyas have been killed in the recent crackdown in Maungdaw North, according to UN officials speaking to Reuters.

The officials from two separate UN agencies said their reports were based on evidence collected from interviews with refugees who had escaped to Bangladesh since the start of the crackdown in October last year.

More than 65,000 have fled to Bangladesh from the Maungdaw North region in recent weeks.

The officials also expressed concern the outside world has not grasped the severity of atrocities committed on the Muslim minority since October last year.

Foreign observers and media are barred from the northern Arakan region.