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BGB sends back 3 boats carrying Rohingyas

Sun Online Desk     12th January, 2017 01:33:37 printer

BGB sends back 3 boats carrying Rohingyas

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has pushed back three boats carrying Rohingyas who were trying to enter Bangladesh to flee military crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

 

“They tried to enter Bangladeshi territory via Shaharrdeep area of Teknaf Upazila between 7 pm of Wednesday and 6 am of Thursday, but the BGB patrol teams sent them back,” said Lt Col Abujar Al Zahid, commander of BGB’s Teknaf 2 battalion.

 

The boats were packed with 10/15 men, women and children, Jahid said.

 

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

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