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'Terrorism' has arrived in Myanmar's Rakhine State, says Aung San Suu Kyi

'Terrorism' has arrived in Myanmar's Rakhine State, says Aung San Suu Kyi”

Police intercepted a group of 70 Rohingya late Saturday after they crossed the "zero line" border zone, where Myanmar soldiers earlier fired mortars and machine guns at villagers making the risky dash from the northern state of Rakhine into Bangladesh. Ms Suu Kyi has condemned the raids in which insurgents wielding guns, sticks and homemade bombs assaulted 30 police stations and an army base.

However, in Bangladesh the Rohingya have had little relief, since they are not recognized as refugees in the country. "In light of the situation on the ground, the U.N.in Myanmar has chose to temporarily relocate non-critical staff out of Maungdaw", the United Nations said referring to another major town in northern Rakhine, without giving more detail.

There is a sudden splurge in the number of Rohingyas fleeing to Bangladesh after the blood-shed in the Rakhine State of Myanmar continues, The Daily Star reported.

Since the violence erupted, thousands of Rohingya have fled towards Bangladesh, but authorities there have refused to let majority.

The treatment of approximately 1.1 million Muslim Rohingya in mainly Buddhist Myanmar has emerged as the biggest challenge for national leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

But some 3,000 Rohingya have managed to enter the country and find refuge in camps and villages since Friday, AFP adds.

Clashes continued on Sunday, with witnesses in the northern Rakhine town of Maungdaw saying they could hear gunshots.

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Amir Hossain, 61, told Reuters news agency near the village of Ghumdhum: "Please save us".

The government also re-posted photographs of energy biscuits with the logo of the World Food Programme (WFP) on it which it said had been found at a "terrorist camp" in August.

The Rohingya are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group largely from the Rakhine state of Burma, in west Myanmar. "I would like to express my full closeness to them - and let all of us ask the Lord to save them, and to raise up men and women of good will to help them, who shall give them their full rights". The Myanmar government called on Rohingya civilians to cooperate with the security forces and said those not related to the insurgents would not be affected.

The attacks triggered a military crackdown that led to widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture of Rohingya, and an exodus of Rohingya into Bangladesh.

Attacks on police posts last October sparked a wave of deadly "clearance operations" by Myanmar's army and forced some 87,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh.

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) on Saturday urged the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to consider withdrawal of an advisory with regard to the proposed deportation of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar. They do not find mention in that country's official listing of 135 ethnic communities, and are thus not recognised as citizens by Myanmar.

"They were pleading with us not to send them back to Myanmar", said one police officer in a BBC report.

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