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Myanmar opens fire on Rohingya refugees at Bangladesh border

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Siam Sarower Jamil,
Dhaka, Aug 26: Myanmar security forces have opened fire on Rohingya refugees fleeing after the latest attacks by militants in Rakhine state. Security was beefed up at the border after the incident occurred on Saturday afternoon, said Lt Col Manjurul Hassan Khan, commander of Border Guards Bangladesh’ s Cox’ s Bazar 34 Battalion. “They fired three to four rounds around 1:15pm,” he said. “There were no casualties.” The Myanmar Border Guard Police, or BGP , fired at the Rohingyas seeking refuge on the border with Bandarban’ s Naikhyangchhari Upazila. Rohingyas have attempted to flee across the border into Bangladesh since Friday after insurgents attacked 30 police posts in the border state of Rakhine and killed 12 Myanmar security personnel. Seventy-seven insurgents have been reportedly killed in the attacks. Several thousand Rohingyas are currently occupying a four-mile stretch on the shore of the Naf River in Cox’ s Bazar ’s Ukhia, awaiting decisions from Bangladesh authorities

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