A Rohingya has been killed in a ‘landmine blast’ inside Myanmar at the Reju-Amtali border in Ghumdhum of Naikhyangchhari upazila in Bandarban.
The incident took place inside Myanmar near the Reju-Amtali border of Ghumdhum union in Naikhyangchhari upazila at around 2pm on Saturday, said BGB Cox’s Bazar 34 battalion commander Lieutenant Colonel Ali Haider Azad Ahmed.
The deceased was identified as Mohammad Jaber (13), a resident of Block-D / 4-14 of Kutupalong Lambashia 1-W Camp, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. Son of Emdad Hossain.
Lt. quoting the people who were with the killed Rohingya. Colonel Ali Haider said some Rohingyas from the Ukhia refugee camp had recently crossed the border illegally to fish in the sea in Myanmar. Later, he was returning through the Reju-Amtali border of Ghumdhum Union in Naikhyangchhari at 2 am on Saturday.
“A Rohingya named Mohammad Jaber was killed on the spot when a landmine exploded 100 yards inside Myanmar, on the 40th pillar of the Reju-Amtali border in Bangladesh.”
The BGB commander said, “At 9 am on Saturday, BGB members searched the house when they saw some Rohingyas carrying clothes on their shoulders. At that time a wounded body was found. ”
Ali Haider added that his associates had told him that a landmine had exploded on his way back to the Rohingya camp in Ukhia from Myanmar.
The body of the deceased has been sent to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital Morgue for autopsy.