State of emergency extended for Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma), after attacks on border posts

A state of emergency is in place across the Rakhine State following attacks on three border posts near Maungdaw. At least nine police were killed and four wounded. Reports described the attackers as mobs with knives and homemade weapons.

Troops have been deployed to the area. A curfew between 19:00 and 06:00 is in place and has been extended.


Tensions are high. Travellers may want to consider avoiding travel to the Rakhine state at this time. Some countries advise against unnecessary travel to the Rakhine state.