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A Bangladesh border security guard instructs Rohingya refugees to go back to Myanmar.   © Reuters

Myanmar steps up crackdown against Rohingya insurgents

World warns against persecuting Muslim minority

YUICHI NITTA, Nikkei staff writer | Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos

YANGON -- Myanmar's security forces have started a fierce campaign against Rohingya insurgents after suffering coordinated attacks on police and army facilities.

The operations are disturbingly reminiscent of the security forces harsh response to Rohingya assaults on officers last October. During the ensuing bloodshed, many Rohingya civilians were brutally persecuted.

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