(FILES) This file photo taken on October 14, 2016 shows armed military troops and police force travelling in trucks through Maungdaw, located in Rakhine State. (AFP / YE AUNG THU)
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A group of Rohingya Muslims that attacked Myanmar border guards in October is headed by people with links to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said on Thursday, citing members of the group.A group calling itself Harakah al-Yakin claimed responsibility for the attacks in video statements and the Brussels-based ICG said it had interviewed four members of the group in Rakhine State and two outside Myanmar, as well as individuals in contact with members via messaging apps.However, ICG said the group has notably not engaged in attacks on the civilian Buddhist population in Rakhine.
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