YANGON, Myanmar

Four Rohingya children were killed in a landmine explosion in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state early Tuesday, according to an official.

A group of more than 10 local Rohingya — including several teenagers — were harvesting firewood in the forest near Hteiktoo Pauk village in Kyauktaw Township when the mine exploded around 10.30 a.m. local time (0600GMT).

“Four children, two of them 8 years old and two of them 10, were killed on the spot,” said Aung Thaung Shwe, lower house lawmaker for the area.

He told Anadolu Agency by phone on Tuesday that six other Rohingya — one

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