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Bangladesh BGB sends back 105 Rohingyas

BGB personnel are seen at the bank of Naf river in Teknaf Photo: Morshed Ali Khan

By Abdul Aziz
December 12, 2016

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh -- Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has sent back 105 Rohingyas who fled Myanmar in the face of ongoing crackdown in Rakhine state.

BGB personnel prevented the trespassing at two different points of Naf River and Palankhali Border early Monday.

Teknaf 2 BGB Commander Abujar Al-Zahid said: “We have pushed back at least 105 Rohingyas boarded in 11 boats.”

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims tried to enter into Bangladesh illegally after Myanmar troops launched a crackdown in Rakhine state in response to attacks on three border posts on October 9 that killed nine police officers.

Bangladesh has beefed up security along its border with Myanmar to prevent influx of Rohingyas fleeing violence in Rakhine state that has killed at least 86 people and displaced 30,000 others.

Myanmar does not recognise the Rohingyas as its citizens and dubs them ‘Bangali’.

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