On 17 September (Saturday) morning the sound of shelling was heard again at Bandarban’s Tumbru border for 20 minutes starting from 9:30 am, even though the attack on Friday had already killed one Rohingya and injured five more. This new round of shelling has created panic among Rohingyas in the zero line.
Earlier on 16 September (Friday) heavy gunfire has been heard inside Myanmar since evening. Around 8:00 pm, 5 mortar shells exploded inside Bangladesh in Ghumdhum Ghonar Para border. Dil Mohammad, the leader of the Rohingya community living at the Zero Line confirmed that one Rohingya was killed on the spot and five more Rohingyas received serious injury.
Another Rohingya leader, Mohammad Arif said that 4 of the injured were rescued and sent to MSF hospital in Kutupalang and he further added that the deceased’s name is Mohammad Iqbal (18). BGB, police and other related parties have not received any statement in this regard. Earlier, a Bangladeshi youth was injured in a mine explosion on the border.