Bangladesh Seals Border After Buddhists Flee Fighting in Myanmar

Fearing fresh violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, at least 160 citizens—many of them Buddhists—have fled into Bangladesh over the last three days, government officials said Wednesday, while announcing that the South Asian nation was sealing its southeastern border. The Myanmar citizens, members of 35 families, entered Bangladesh through a remote border area in southeastern Bandarban district, local official Jira Bawm told BenarNews, an RFA-affiliated online news service. They are the first Buddhists to flee Myanmar since fighting broke out recently between the rebel Arakan Army and the Myanmar military..............

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