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About 146,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar violence to Bangladesh

A Rohingya refugee girl lies on the ground as she suffers from dehydration after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 5, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

YANGON (Reuters) - About 146,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from violence in Myanmar after insurgent attacks on Aug. 25 sparked clashes with security forces and provoked a military counter-offensive, a U.N. source said on Wednesday.

This bring to 233,000 the total number of Rohingya who have sought refuge in Bangladesh since October, when Rohingya insurgents staged similar, but smaller attacks on security posts.

Reporting by Antoni Slodkowski