Another Rohingya youth killed in landmine blast

Our Correspondent . Cox’s Bazar | Published: 01:24, Mar 17,2020


Yet another Rohingya youth was killed in a landmine blast at Baisfari in Myanmar near the border with Bangladesh on Sunday evening, said officials in Bangladesh.

The dead is Monir Ullah, 21, son of Kala Meha of Tumbru Kunakhali zero pint camp of Rohingyas, confirmed Border Guard Bangladesh 34 battalion commander Ali Haidar Azad Ahmed.

The news of the death came amid concerns over reported landmine planting by the Myanmar authorities along the border breaching international laws and different international organisations, including Amnesty International.

Bandarban’s Naikhyangchari upazila nirbahi officer Sadia Afrin Kochi told New Age that three Rohingya youths went to collected firewood from a forest at Basifari near their camp.

At one stage, a landmine blasted that killed Monir on the spot in the evening and the two other youths returned home and reported it to the residents of their camp and the deceased’s relatives, she said quoting the Rohingya community people.

She said that the Rohingyas recovered the body on Monday morning and took it to their camp for burial.

On September 23, 2019, a Rohingya, Mohammad Abdul Mazid, 35, of Kutupalong camp, at Ukhiya in Cox’s Bazar, was killed in a landmine blast at Ambagan area near Bangladesh-Myanmar border at Naikhyangchari in Bandarban.

On September 4, 2019, a Rohingya in his thirties reportedly died in a landmine explosion at Tohingya Para area near the border at Nillongchari in Bandarban. Two legs of the victim were blown off in the explosion, according to local police.

On February 3, 2018, legs of a Bangladeshi named Badiur Rahman, 45, who hailed from Chalkdhala area under Naikhyangchari upazila in Bandarban, were blown off in a landmine explosion at Myanmar border.

On September 7, 2017, three male Rohingyas were killed and three others were injured in landmine explosions on the border at village Naryangoong of northern Maungdaw at Rakhine in Myanmar while they were fleeing Myanmar, it was reported.

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