• Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019
  • Last Update : 09:42 pm

141 Rohingyas pushed back amid tension in Rakhine state

  • Published at 11:54 am August 28th, 2017
141 Rohingyas pushed back amid tension in Rakhine state
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members have pushed back some 141 Rohingyas who fled Rakhine state in the face of Myanmar security forces massive crackdown. “They were sent back when they tried to trespass into Bangladesh by crossing the Naf River from last night to till Monday morning,” Teknaf BGB 2 Commander Lt Col SM Ariful Islam said. Rohingyas, who have been sent back, included women, children and elderly people. In October last year, Rohingyas tried to intrude into Bangladesh in the same way after violent clashes broke out in Rakhine state. This year, thousands of Rohingyas have already started gathering at Bangladesh border as fresh fighting erupted in Rakhine state between militants and security forces.