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Over 70 Rohingya Muslims, troops killed in Myanmar's Rakhine militant attack

02:56 PM | 26 Aug, 2017
Over 70 Rohingya Muslims, troops killed in Myanmar's Rakhine militant attack


HONG KONG — More than 70 people, including security troops were killed after Rohingya insurgents, a rebel group, on Friday carried out attacks at police stations and border check posts in Rakhine State in western Myanmar, claims the government.


As per reports, around 150 insurgents stormed over 20 posts early morning with hand-made bombs, the authorities said, adding 12 security personnel are among the dead.

According to AlJazeera news, at least 77 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the clashes.

Tension is prevailing in Rakhine, which is home to more than a million Rohingay Muslims, owing to clashes between Muslim and Buddhist communities for years. Tens of thousands of Muslims have fled to Bangladesh due to ethnic persecution.


It is notable that the attacks followed by a report in which it has been warned that people would turn more radicalised if ethnic rift was settled.

A government statement said that "extremist Bengali insurgents attacked a police station in Maungdaw region in northern Rakhine state with a handmade bomb explosive and held co-ordinated attacks on several police posts at 01:00".

The government statement uses the term "Bengali" to describe the stateless Rohingya, because it maintains they are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

On Wednesday, a commission headed by former UN chief Kofi Annan urged the Myanmar government to give citizenship to Rohingya Muslims, a persecuted Muslim minority.



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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
 
76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
 
1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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