UN refugee agency concerns over reports of Rohingya shooting

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The UN refugee agency on Friday urged the Thai government to verify recent reports that a Rohingya boat was towed out to the open sea from Thai waters, and that shots were fired during the interception.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement issued here that UNHCR staff met the survivors of a boat incident reported in the southern Thai province of Phang Nga, cross-checked their accounts with other sources and established that the incident “is the same one reported by boat people who arrived in Aceh, Indonesia on 26 Feb.”

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