RO­HINGYA FLEE CRACK­DOWN

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

DHAKA: Hun­dreds of Ro­hingya Mus­lims are flee­ing a mil­i­tary crack­down in west­ern Myan­mar to Bangladesh, to es­cape an up­surge of vi­o­lence that has brought the to­tal num­ber of dead con­firmed by the army to more than 130. Some of the Ro­hingya were gunned down as they tried to cross the Naaf river that sep­a­rates Myan­mar and Bangladesh, while oth­ers ar­riv­ing by boat were pushed away by Bangladeshi bor­der guards and may be stranded at sea, res­i­dents said. The blood­shed is the most se­ri­ous since hun­dreds were killed in com­mu­nal clashes in the west­ern Myan­mar state of Rakhine in 2012. – Reuters

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