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Chittagong Bureau :
Bangladesh refused three more boatloads of Rohingya Muslims fleeing from sectarian violence in Myanmar on Wednesday.
As a result, several thousand Rohingya people who fled away from their homeland Myanmar due to the recent violence are floating on the water of river Naf on boats. The Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) and Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) intensified the vigilances at the points of the Bangladesh territory at Naf River to resist the entrance of Rohingya people now, concerned sources said.  
Comman-ding Officer (CO) of BGB Teknaf-2 station Lieutenant Colonel S M Ariful Islam said, "We have pushed back a total of 3014 Rohingya people boarded in boats."  
 He said, the vigilance was intensified to resist the entrance of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh now. Prese-ntly, many Rohingyas  are trying to enter Bangladesh territory for the recent political turmoil in Myanmar."  Following the attack on 31 police outpost and one army camp at Rakhin state in Myanmar on August 25, tense situation is prevailing there.
Fearing the fresh attack, thousands of Rohingyas have gathered at the Bangladesh and Myanmar border area at Teknaf now to enter Bangladesh territory.  Meanwhile, several thousand Rohingyas entered Bangladesh in last week, said the locals and sources.
Mohammad Shah Alam, a villager at Tambrubazar area said, "More than 2000 Rohungyas have entered  Bangladesh through Tambru Bazar border area yesterday while several thousands are still waiting to enter Bangladesh."

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