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Troops shoot one dead in west Myanmar: govt official

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One person was shot dead by Myanmar troops in a confrontation with Muslim villagers in the violence-hit western state of Rakhine, a government official said Tuesday. 

Myanmar troops arrive in Sittwe, the capital of western Rakhine state, on October 31, 2012. One person was shot dead by Myanmar troops in a confrontation with Muslim villagers in Rakhine, according to a government official.

The incident happened on Monday in an area home to a large population of Rohingya Muslims, who are considered by Myanmar officials as illegal Bangladeshi immigrants and often referred to as Bengalis.

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