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Rohingya refugee crackdown

Thousands of Rohingya refugees take shelter in border areas

29 August 2017, 5:14:00

As Rohingya refugee crackdown goes on for the last three days, gunshots were heard on Tuesday morning on the Myanmar side of the border.


A Bangladeshi national named Mohammad Hossain, whose house is just opposite Tombru canal, told our correspondent that the Rohingya refugees cross the canal after urging Border Guard Bangladesh and collect drinking water, some food and medicines and go back to the make-shift camp they made.


In the meantime, thousands of Rohingya refugees have intruded into Bangladesh and taken shelter in Ghumdhum union in the upazila, said Jahed Hossain, headmaster of Jabunia Primary School.


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In the meantime, helicopters most possibly dispatched from Myanmar were seen patrolling the zero point on its end.


Thousands of Rohingyas are still trying to enter Bangladesh through different unguarded border points of Ukhia, Teknaf and Naikhyangchhari in last three days.


Bangladesh saw a fresh exodus of refugees after at least 89 people were killed as Rohingya militants enclosed border posts in northern Rakhine State of Myanmar on August 25.

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