08 December 2016
On Oct 9, some 200 men crossed from Bangladesh into Myanmar’s Rakhine (Arakan) state by boat to attack three border guard posts in Maungdaw township.
The attackers killed nine policemen and took away more than 50 guns and thousands of bullets.
Days later, YouTube videos revealed the emergence of the Bangladesh-based Harakah al-Yaqin militant group, which is also known as the Faith Movement.
… Jasminder Singh is a senior analyst and Muhammad Haziq Jani a research analyst, with the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University.
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Last updated on 08/12/2016