Myanmar deploys troops along border

Our Correspondent | Published: 14:45, Sep 09,2017 | Updated: 00:03, Sep 10,2017

 
 

At least 124 military personnel of Myanmar moved at zero line of Bangladesh-Myanmar border violating international laws on Saturday noon.

New Age reporter and other journalists saw the army personnel of the neighbouring country moving near Tumbru Konapara of Naikhyangchari in Bandarban.

Around 13,000 persecuted Rohingya refugees who were staying on no man’s land became panicked by the movement of Myanmar troops.

Lieutenant Colonel Manjurul Hassan Khan, commanding officer of Border Guard Bangladesh battalion-34 in Cox’s Bazar, told New Age that it was absolute violation of international law that restricts military movement within five kilometres of international border line.

Around 2,70,000 Rohingyas entered Bangladesh in the past two weeks fleeing violence and persecution in Rakhine state of Myanmar, said UN refugee agency UNHCR on Friday.

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