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2 killed as gunfire, blast hit Rohingya camps



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Sylhet24 Desk:

A man was shot to death and a woman was knifed dead in Rohingya camps within Myanmar territory near Bandarban’s Ghundhum and Tumbru zero points in the past few days.

Chowdhury Abu Taher, a local resident of Tumbru Bazar area, said a Rohingya man Zaker Ullah and his wife Ayesha Begum went a kilometre into Myanmar territory where Zaker was shot dead and his wife was knifed to death by some associates of the Myanmar army.

The couple has a son, he added.

Another woman was severely injured by a blast in the border area on Monday.
Red Crescent took the injured woman to a Kutupalang Rohingya camp hospital on the Bangladesh side on Monday.

Head teacher of a primary school at Tumbru Bazar, Hamidul Haque, said both legs of Fatema Begum, a Rohingya woman, were blown off by a blast near the border of Bangladesh’s Tumbru Bazar.

Local people said they were terrified by gunfire and a cloud of dark smoke inside Myanmar territory near the Ghundhum and Tumbru border line.

The locals also said that earlier on Sunday, the Myanmar army shot four rounds at Tumbru Bazar. One of the bullets hit Abdul Karim’s shop.

Officials of the Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) said the situation inside Bangladesh is peaceful. “We don’t know anything about what is happening on the Myanmar side as there is no contact with Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) since 25 August.”

Amid continuous violence against Rohingya in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, a number of refugees, mostly Rohingyas, crossed into Bangladesh on Monday as well. According to the United Nations, the number of refugees in Bangladesh rose to 90,000 on Monday.

Courtesy : Prothom Alo