Dozens of Rohingya Muslim women in Myanmar's Rakhine state say that government forces have committed acts of sexual assault or rape against them.

Eight women from the remote U Shey Kya village, said government forces last week raped them at gun point.

The Rohingya women describe in details how they were sexually abused while the soldiers raided their homes and looted property, Reuters news agency reported on Friday.

Earlier this month, after alleged attacks on police posts along the border with Bangladesh, which was blamed on Rohingya Muslims, Myanmar government deployed troops to Rakhine.

A 32-year-old woman described how she was knocked off her feet and repeatedly raped by soldiers.

"They told me, 'We will kill you. We will not allow you to live in this country,'" she said.

She added that the soldiers took gold, money and other valuable things from their bamboo huts and burned down village homes and spoiled rice stores by pouring sand on them.

Another woman, 40, said four soldiers raped her and assaulted her 15-year-old daughter, while stealing jewelry and money from them.

“They took me inside the house. They tore my clothes and they took my headscarf off…,” she said.

This is while according to a UN report, Rohingyas are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. They are denied full citizenship as they're considered illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.