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REUTERS_6.5.96: ROHINGYAS IN TROUBL
Subject: REUTERS_6.5.96: ROHINGYAS IN TROUBLE
WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, May 6 Reuter - More than 3,000 Burmese
Muslims are estimated to have fled into Bangladesh over the past
two months and 700 of them were sent back, Bangladeshi border
guards said today.
The new influx began in early March with a boatload of Rohingya
Muslims sailing across the Naf river, the guards said.
Bangladeshi officials said they did not know what had prompted
the new influx.
Some 250,000 Rohingyas fled their homes in early 1992 to escape
alleged persecution in Burma's Muslim-majority state of Arakan,