Myanmar’s army has admitted for the first time its soldiers were involved in the killing of Rohingya Muslims in recent violence in Rakhine state.
It said an inquiry had found that four members of the security forces were involved in the killing of 10 people in inn din village near Maungdaw.
The report said the four had helped villagers carry out a revenge attack on what it called “Bengali terrorists”.
Myanmar has been accused of carrying out ethnic cleansing in Rakhine state.
More than 650,000 Rohingya have fled into neighboring Bangladesh since violence erupted last August, with terrible stories of mass murder, rape and torture.
They accuse the military, backed by local Buddhist mobs, of burning their villages and attacking and killing civilians.
Myanmar’s military has denied targeting civilians, and insists it is fighting only Rohingya militants.