Myanmar Army have claimed that a mass grave of at least 28 Hindus killed by the Muslim Rohingya militants have been discovered in the violence wracked Rakhine state on Sunday.
A statement posted on the army chief's website said, “Security members found and dug up 28 dead bodies of Hindus who were cruelly violently and killed by ARSA extremist Bengali terrorists in Rakhine State."
According the Myanmar Army the murders have been carried out by Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA). The group’s attacks on army and police posts triggered an army backlash.
The army also said that they have recovered 20 dead women and eight men including six boys under the age of 10 in the graves.
Army officials further said the bodies have been recovered from Ye Baw Kya village.
Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay confirmed the discovery of the bodies.
According to United Nations 430,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh in the last few months.
According to Myanmar government around 30,000 Hindus and Buddhists have also been displaced due to the terror attacks by ARSA militants.