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200 fleeing strife in Bangladesh entered Mizoram: Official | India News

AIZWAL: Over 200 people from Bangladesh have fled to Mizoram’s southernmost Lawngtlai district due to an armed conflict between the Bangladesh Army and Kuki-Chin National Army (KNA), an official said on Monday.
KNA is the armed wing of the Kuki-Chin National Front (KNF), a political front formed by the ethnic Kuki-Chin-Mizo community in Bangladesh, that demands a separate state and safeguard for the community in the neighbouring country.
The official said 274 Bangladeshis, including 125 women and children, fled their villages in Bangladesh and entered Siminasora in Lawngtlai district on Sunday evening due to a recent encounter between Bangladesh Rapid Action Battalion and KNA.
The Bangladeshi nationals, belonging to the Kuki-Chin-Mizo community, came from seven villages to take shelter, he said. The district administration is providing relief to them on humanitarian grounds, he added.
Zo Reunification Organisation has condemned the attack on civilians of the Kuki-Chin-Mizo community by the Bangladesh army. The Mizo group alleged that the Bangladesh army has reached a secret agreement with Myanmar-based Arakan Army to launch joint operations against the KNA. agencies
About 274 Bangladeshis, including 125 women and children, fled their villages and entered Siminasora in Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district on Sunday, said an official.

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