By Khin Thein
Maungdaw: One robber was killed and another two were seriously injured when Nasaka forces shot at them as they were entering into Rok Nhyo Taung Village in Maungdaw on the western Burmese border , reported a Nasaka source.
"There was a group of ten robbers armed with guns and swords going to rob Rok Nhyo Taung Village around 10:00 pm last Tuesday. Nasaka personnel came across the robbers and shot them. One was killed on the spot, two of them were seriously injured, and the rests ran away," said the source on condition of anonymity.
The deceased robber was identified as Saya Ahmed, son of Sultan Ahmed, while the two injured were identified as Abu, son of Nur Mohammed, and Karim Ullah, son of Yasin. The source could not identify the remaining robbers that escaped.
The robbers were reported to have come from Leda Village in Teknaf on the Bangladesh side by crossing the Naf River in a boat to carry out robberies on the Burmese side.
The source said that some of them were Burmese refugees sheltering in the unofficial refugee camp in Leda Village.
A Burmese refugee from Leda Camp told Narinjara that eight robberies have already occurred inside the camp since last June.
The latest robbery happened on 21 August, 2010, in which ten refugees were injured as the robbers beat them after tying their hands and legs and taking their possessions. The robbers took away their valuables as well as their clothes, cooking pots, and water carrying pitchers.
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