BGB on alert along border with Myanmar

Muktadir Rashid | Published: 00:51, Jun 08,2020


The members of Border Guard Bangladesh have been put on high alert along Tumru border in Naikhyangchari in Bandarban since the evening of June 4 following firing only 700 yards inside Myanmar from the border with Bangladesh.

Naikhyangchari Border Guard Battalion commanding officer Ali Hayder Azad Ahmed told New Age on Sunday that they sent a protest note on Saturday to Myanmar Border Police over the incident.

He said that Myanmar launched ‘counter-terrorist operation’ in its territory and it was an internal issue of Myanmar but as long the firing took place close to the border, the note was sent to them.

BGB members were put on alert in the area as a tense situation was prevailing on the other side of the border, the BGB official said

Quoting the country’s military spokesman Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Myanmar’s online news portal the Irrawaddy from Naypyitaw on June 5 reported that two alleged Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army fighters died in a clash with security forces on June 4 evening on the Bangladesh border.

Earlier on August 25, 2017, the military crackdown inside Myanmar pushed around 7.3 lakh Rohingyas to take refuge in Bangladesh.

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