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BGB opened fire at Rohingya loaded boat: one woman killed and four seriously wounded

By  Maung Shwe / The Stateless

On April 13, 2017, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) opened fire on ferry boats carrying 13-15 Rohingyas who were crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border with Naf River, fleeing state-run genocide. One woman was killed and four were seriously wounded at Shaforirdive Point under the Teknaf sub-district of Cox’s Baza.

The incident occurred at around 11 pm while they were trying to cross the Naf River in fishing trawlers – the police chief of Teknaf claimed.

4 seriously wounded

Bangladesh local newspaper the daily Manabzamin reported that the deceased were identified as Jahida (50) wife of Kalu Mia from Maungdaw Township, and the wounded were identified as boatman Mohammed Shafique (25) son of Abdul Gofur from Shaforirdive, Mistry Fara Mohammed Kashim (80) son of Mogbul Ahmed, Mazuma (50) wife Ali Zuhar and Tayubur Rashid all from Maungdaw, where military crackdown has been in force since 9th October last year, following an attack on three police outposts.