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>> Trapped by landmines on one side and armed guards on the other, thousands of Rohingya refugees are struggling to survive in the precarious no man's land between Myanmar and Bangladesh. An estimated 370,000 minority Muslims have crossed the border fleeing a violent military crackdown. But these Rohingya are in the unique and uncomfortable position.
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They've made it out of Myanmar, but they're being blocked from entering Bangladesh by border guards who tell Reuters' Krishna Das that the number of refugees is growing by the day.>> So around 10,000 Rohingya living in the piece of land behind me. On the Myanmar side there's a barbed wire fencing.
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This creek behind me separates the no man's land from Bangladesh. There are hundreds of shacks out there. Most of them are made of propylene, plastic, and bamboo. They can actually see their villages from here, they can see their houses. They don't want to leave this place because they hope that someday they will be able to go back to their homeland.
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They don't want to go to Bangladesh and be refugees there.>> That's not the only reason keeping them on this 40 acre sliver of land. Officials and refugees say the way home is booby-trapped.>> A lot of Rohingya here have told us they have spotted landmines along the fence on the Myanmar side.
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At least four Rohingya have already injured themselves while stepping on the landmines. Bangladesh has already protested the laying of landmines so close to the border. But Myanmar says they are not really sure who are laying those landmines, and they actually say the insurgents could be doing that as well.
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>> UN aid agencies are trying to help the Rohingya, but they're not entering the buffer zone for security reasons. Bangladeshi officials say they've seen around 100 insurgents in the area, members of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army. The same fighters who attacked police and army posted in Myanmar a month ago.
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Sparking the violence that hundreds of thousands are now risking their lives to escape.