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Three Rohingya Refugees Critically Injured in Gun Attack near Kutupalong Camps

By Najmul Hakim | January 5, 2017

Cox’s Bazaar — At least three newly-arrived Rohingya refugees were critically injured in a gun-attack near Kutupalong Camps in Cox’s Bazaar district in Bangladesh today, an eyewitness said.

The attack was carried out by a group of gunmen who are yet to be identified but according to the eyewitnesses, they were officers from the Bangladesh Forestry Post at Gundum area, Cox’s District.

In the attack, three people have been confirmed to be critically injured and of whom, one is reported to be dead. And there is a real possibility of more casualties.

“A group of gunmen believed to be foresters arrived and began to destroy the camps/tents erected by the newly arrived Rohingya Refugees from Myanmar. They also destroyed the prayer place set up by the refugees. When some Myanmar refugees tried to stop them, they began firing at them”, said Manzoor Alam Litoon, an eyewitness to the incident.

The Rohingya, the most persecuted people in the world and a people being subjected to Genocide in Myanmar, are hardly left with any place on this earth, which they can call a safe haven.

[Edited by M.S. Anwar]

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