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Rohingya man killed in landmine explosion

  • Published at 11:00 pm March 16th, 2020
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The deceased, identified as Monir Ullah, 25, was from a refugee camp in the Tambru border

A Rohingya man was killed in a suspected landmine explosion that took place on the Myanmar side of the border in Ghumdum union of Naikhongchhari upazila in Bandarban district on Monday.

The deceased, identified as Monir Ullah, 25, was from a refugee camp in the Tambru border area in the upazila.

Naikhongchhari police station Officer-in-Charge(OC) Anwar Hossain said: "The explosion took place on no man's land which is out of our jurisdiction. The body was kept in the Rohingya camp." 

Dil Mohammad, a Rohingya leader in no-man's land said: "Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) have planted mines along border areas to prevent refugees from returning to their villages. On Monday morning, Monir went to the Tambru no-man's land area to collect wood. At one point, a land mine exploded, killing Monir on the spot."

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