Law and order forces fear that the Rohingyas may enter Bangladesh, worried about the conflict between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar army. According to reliable sources, Rohingyas are running from one village to another in Myanmar in search of safe shelter. Also trying to enter Bangladesh.
Clashes broke out between the Arakan Army and Myanmar troops in Phumali, a Rohingya village in Buchidong, Arakan since early Friday morning. At one point the Arakan Army took refuge in the village of Phumali.
Heavy shelling from the army base also resulted in many casualties during that time. It has been reported that hundreds of injured Rohingya have been admitted to Buchidong Hospital.
The communication is now disconnected as the mobile network is not working. Although the exact figures of casualties are not available, locals said that more than a hundred Rohingyas have been killed.
According to the media Irrawaddy, earlier on Wednesday, a town in Rakhine was taken over by the Arakan Army. Then intense shelling started in the surrounding villages.
According to the Office of the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC), Bangladesh provided a list of 882,000 Rohingyas to be repatriated to Myanmar in 2018 after the Rohingya infiltration began on August 25, 2017. After verifying that list, Myanmar finalized a list of only 68 thousand Rohingya and sent it back to Bangladesh.
More than 1.1 million Rohingya are currently staying in various camps of Cox’s Bazar and Bhasanchar in the country.