Myanmar soldiers in Maungdaw town, Rakhine State (Photo: AFP/VNA)
 
 
Hanoi (VNA) – A mine explosion occurred in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, killing three people, including two male teenagers, and injuring one person, said the country’s police on July 15. 

The police have investigated whether the mine had been laid intentionally or the victims had accidentally struck unexploded ordnance leftover from the conflict. 

According to initial information, the mine was homemade, said an anonymous officer.

Tensions have escalated in the north of Rakhine state, particularly after last October’s attacks carried out by armed militants on three border checkpoints in Maungdaw. By June 26, a total of 38 innocent civilians were killed, while 22 others were missing or being kidnapped.-VNA