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13 mortar shells landed in Cox’s Bazar from Myanmar

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During the recent clash between the Myanmar Army and the Arakan Army, 13 mortar shells and 1 bullet from Myanmar arrived at the Cox’s Bazar border of Bangladesh on Saturday. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) sent a written protest to the Myanmar Border Guard (BGP) immediately protesting this incident.

Cox’s Bazar Battalion-34 BGB was in charge of the border where mortar shells and bullets came.

On Sunday afternoon, a press release signed by 34 BGB Commander Lt. Col. Muhammad Saiful Islam Chowdhury informed that following this incident, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Director General Major General AKM Nazmul Hasan visited the border. He also visited the bullet and mortar cell reading site.

In the notification, Lt. Col. Muhammad Saiful Islam Chowdhury visited Palongkhali, Tumbru and Hoikang BOPs and ordered the BGB to carry out its duties with caution in the border areas to monitor the ongoing conflict in Myanmar and the activities of the opposing rebel groups.

Apart from this, the director general instructed the BGB members to observe the current situation in Myanmar and carry out their duties with professionalism.

Earlier on January 15, the insurgent group Arakan Army (AA) claimed to occupy Paletwa town in Rakhine state. The group’s spokesperson, Khain Thu Kha, said, “We have captured Paletwa, a port city on the banks of the Kaladan River. The city is very important for commercial transactions with neighboring countries (Bangladesh and India).’

Last Friday, the Arakan Army announced that they had captured Pakta, the most important port city in Rakhine.

Since then, fierce fighting started with the army and the Arakan army. The Arakan Army is now desperate to take control of the entire Rakhine state.



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