Rohingya teenager killed in Bangladesh by mortar fire from Myanmar – Times of India


DHAKA: A 15-year-old Rohingya boy was killed and at least six people injured when mortar shells fired from Myanmar exploded in Bangladesh, the latest in a series of violent incidents, officials and a Rohingya leader said.
More than a million Rohingya live in camps in southern Bangladesh, the largest refugee camps in the world. The vast majority fled Myanmar during a military crackdown in 2017.
The Rohingya are caught in the crossfire between Myanmar’s military and the arakan armyan armed group fighting for self-determination for ethnic minorities in Rakhine State.
Teen was killed late Friday, Dil . said Muhammada Rohingya leader in no man’s land, a strip of land along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border that is home to an estimated 4,000 Rohingya.
“We live in constant fear here. Any disaster can happen,” Mohammed told Reuters by phone.
Strong protests would be filed in Myanmar over the incident, a Bangladesh government official and border guard said.
Bangladesh released a statement this month expressing “deep concern about falling mortar shells on the territory of Bangladesh, indiscriminate airfires from Myanmar in neighboring areas and violation of airspace from Myanmar”.
The envoy of Myanmar in Dhaka has been subpoenaed three times in recent weeks to convey those concerns.

Source link


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here