5 police officers killed after Muslims carry out 24 coordinated attacks across Myanmar

AT LEAST seven Muslim insurgents were slaughtered after they launched coordinated attacks on 24 police posts and an army base in Myanmar.

Five police officers were also killed in the attacks in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

It follows a spate of similar attacks in Rakhine since last October which killed nine police, prompting a huge counter-offensive operation with allegations of killings, rape and arson.

The subsequent military operation has resulted in 87,000 Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh.

The UN accused Myanmar’s security forces of committing crimes against humanity.