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Boat with Rohingyas sent back to Myanmar

MNA National Desk: Bangladesh Coast Guard sent back a boat carrying 56 Rohingyas, who tried to enter Bangladesh through Noyapara area of Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar, to Myanmar early Saturday.

On the other hand, Whykong police camp detained 17 Rohingyas who entered Bangladesh illegally and handed them over to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB).

However, the death toll in Friday’s militant attacks has risen to 89 with many more bodies of Rohingya insurgents found in areas around the scene of fighting.

Many insurgents, injured during the attacks, were found dead in fields and roads around the zone of attack that encompassed three townships – Maung Taw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung.  That’s a much wider area covered by the rebels compared to the insurgent attacks in October last year.

The attacks came within hours of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, presenting his Rakhine Commission report to State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, marking a huge escalation in the Muslim insurgency in Rakhine State.

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