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Myanmar taken over by military after Aung San Suu Kyi and political leaders detained

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The military coup has taken place as Myanmar’s army claims the country’s elections – held in November last year – were fraudulent. In November’s election, Ms Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won enough seats to form a government

Ms Suu Kyi was arrested along with other leaders just hours ago.

The US has blasted the move, warning it will “take action against those responsible if these steps are not reversed”.

The new military rule is not the first time the country has come under control of its own army.

Myanmar, also known as Burma, was military-ruled until democratic reforms began in 2011, the BBC reports.

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