616 Rohingyas sent back to Myanmar

616 Rohingyas sent back to Myanmar

first_imgRohingya refugees head back to Myanmar as Bangladeshi border guards drive them away from Bangladeshi territory near Ukhiya. Photo: ReutersMembers of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have sent back 616 Rohingyas as they attempted to enter Bangladesh through different bordering points amid the escalating tension in Rakhine state following an attack by insurgents on 24 police posts and an army base.BGB Battalion-2 commanding officer, Lt. Col. Ariful Islam, said the Rohingyas were pushed back to Myanmar while they were trying to intrude into Bangladesh through Whykong and Unchhiprang points from Sunday night to 7:00pm on Monday.He said tight patrolling was enforced in the bordering area. Police and coastguards along with BGB were working to prevent the influx of Rohingyas.Police also detained seven Rohingyas in front of Whykong police checkpost on Sunday night.Later, the detainees were handed over to BGB, said sub-inspector of the outpost Mahir Uddin Khan.last_img

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