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File image of Arakan Army militants. Image courtesy: Youtube

A total of 20 students were injured after a mortar launched by the Arakan Army, a local insurgent group, hit a primary school in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

On Thursday morning, members of the Arakan Army attacked a group of Myanmar military personnel during in the state’s Buthidaung township, Xinhua news agency reported.

The militants left the spot when the security forces retaliated.

The Arakan Army, a rebel group fighting for the rights of ethnic Rakhine people in Myanmar, clashes with the Myanmar military regularly and has been designated as a terrorist group by the government.

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