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Afghanistan ‘Strongly’ Condemns Myanmar’s Deadly Violence against Muslims

(Last Updated On: September 4, 2017)

Afghan government on Monday strongly condemned the deadly violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

More than 73,000 Rohingyas have now fled across the border since August 25 amid operations by the Myanmar military forces, which have already killed hundreds, according to the United Nations.

There are reports of at least another 30,000 Rohingyas trapped on the border into Bangladesh without basic food and medicine, according to activists.

Satellite photos released by Human Rights Watch Saturday showed what they are desperate to escape – entire villages torched to the ground in clashes between Myanmar’s armed forces and local militants.

Afghanistan’s Foreign Ministry in a statement said that it condemned the massacre of Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar military in strongest terms.

Describing the violence as “brutal and against humanity”, the statement called on the United Nations and International rights groups to probe the “genocide and massacre of Burma’s oppressed Muslims.

The Rohingya, a Muslim minority in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, are considered some of the most persecuted people in the world. Myanmar, also known as Burma.

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