A police officer at the local Taung Bazar police station said the blast occurred inside a building that served both as a mosque and madrassa.
According to a statement from the State Counsellor’s Office, the trainees say they were instructed in martial arts, basic military training, and terrorism tactics.
Foreign aid groups had previously been denied access to shelters amid ongoing clashes between government security forces and armed mobs.
A formal proposal by an RNP MP was passed to build new “ethnic villages” in the two townships on the basis that “there is not much native population living in these areas”.
“We have in the past returned prisoners of war via the ICRC, and we would like to do the same for these three soldiers if the ICRC is willing.”
Over 100 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from Burma since Wednesday, with the latest refugees saying army operations are continuing in troubled Rakhine State, raising doubts about plans to send back 655,500 who had already fled.