Bangladesh pushes back Rohingya

August 25, 2017 09:44 pm | Updated 09:44 pm IST - DHAKA

Bangladesh’s border guards pushed back 146 Rohingya refugees who were coming to the country in the wake of fresh tensions between Rohingya insurgents and Myanmar security forces.

Border guards intercepted and sent back refugees from different points of the Naf river on Friday, said Major Saiful Islam Jamaddar, deputy commander of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) battalion in Teknaf.

Guards gave the 146 refugees, including women and children, primary care before sending them back to their country, the BGB said. An estimated 87,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar to Bangladesh since late last year.

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