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Soldiers Spraying: Soldiers and Buddhist Monks

soldiers spraying: Others said thousands were stuck in Myanmar because most boatmen had made the crossing to safety themselves and soldiers had burned many of the boats that remained, according to CBC. Over the last month, an estimated 430,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh as their homes and villages were set on fire by mobs of soldiers and Buddhist monks. Some Rohingya who have fled over the last week said Myanmar army soldiers were shooting at those trying to flee to Bangladesh. They have brought with them accounts of soldiers spraying their villages with gunfire. Many crossed into the country via the thin sliver of the Bay of Bengal that separates Myanmar from Bangladesh. In the first three weeks of the latest convulsion of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, tens of thousands of Rohingya poured into Bangladesh each day, walking for days through forests or taking rickety wooden boats on the rain-swollen Naf River. ( As reported in the news.