Members of Myanmar's military march in formation during a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of Armed Forces Day in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw on March 27, 2014. AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU
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Several foreign aid workers were under police protection Thursday in unrest-torn western Myanmar, authorities said, after security forces fired warning shots to disperse a mob laying siege to the offices of an international humanitarian group.Hundreds of local Buddhists massed around the offices of Germany-based medical aid group Malteser International late Wednesday in Sittwe, the capital of volatile Rakhine State, hurling stones and prompting police to escort at least eight staff to safety.So police fired warning shots," Police Lieutenant Colonel Min Aung told AFP, adding that no one was injured.He said the aid workers remained under police protection.Local police confirmed that mobs ransacked multiple aid offices and destroyed property on Thursday.
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