Rohingya crisis: Rakhine aid boat ‘blocked by Myanmar mob’

Source: BBC News

Police in Myanmar’s Rakhine state have fired warning shots to disperse a Buddhist mob trying to block a boat carrying aid, reports say.

The boat was bound for the violence-hit north, where a military campaign sparked by militant attacks has forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee the country.

The mob threw petrol bombs at the boat and arrests were made, officials said.

An official said the mob thought the aid was only for the Rohingya.

Both Rohingya who have fled across the border into Bangladesh and those who stayed in Rakhine urgently need help, aid agencies say.

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