Internal Clashes among Border Guard Police Lead to Gun-Firings
By Rohingya Mirror │RVision TV News
Maungdaw – Internal clashes led to gun-firings amongst the members of the Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) at ‘Nurullah’ village in southern Maungdaw yesterday evening, a reliable source said.
Some members — said to be Bama members between Rakhine members — of the BGP at the Check-Post nearby the ancient Islamic institution at Nurullah quarreled under the influence of alcohol around 2:30PM yesterday, where the BGP Lieutenant, Kyaw Min Htut, of ‘Maggyi Chaung (Faatonza)’ camp arrived soon after that to solve the fighting.
It has been learnt that the intervention of the BGP lieutenant didn’t end the quarrel but it subsequently led to heavy gun-firings among the BGP members around 5:40 PM yesterday. Amidst the gun-firings, a BGP member is said to have been killed.
An eyewitness said “the Rohingya passers-by terrified by the incident started fleeing to and fro in fear and the some BGP members began firing at the people, too. Three Rohingyas going past the check-post by a motor-tricycle hit by bullets and one of them is believed to be killed, another was wounded and the remaining one fled.”
As usual, the Burmese media including the Ministry of Information (MOI) portal have gone overdrive spreading a propaganda that some alleged (Rohingya) militants were behind the attack.
Soon after, more than 100 Burmese troops arrived at the scene and started conducting raids in the surrounding villages.
“Since this early morning, more than 100 Burmese troops have besieged ‘DuNyaungPinGyi (Shaira Fara) village and been launching raids on every Rohingya home. However, they haven’t committed any major atrocities like arbitrary arrests, killings and rapes etc” said a Rohingya at a nearby village.
[Edited by M.S. Anwar]
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