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Another 8 BGP escaped, panic at the border

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Eight more members of the Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) entered Bangladesh through the sleepy border at Naikshyongchari in Bandarban. They are currently in custody at Ghumdhum camp of BGB. With this, the number of soldiers who fled from Myanmar increased by hundreds. So far 103 people have come to Bangladesh through the border and taken shelter.

Earlier, 95 members of Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) fled through the Tumbru border and took refuge in Bangladesh after being cornered in a fight with the Arakan Army. In the meantime, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members have disarmed them and taken them into custody.

Meanwhile, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) sent five members of a Rohingya family back to Myanmar while trying to enter Bangladesh through Teknaf border in Cox’s Bazar. The Rohingya family tried to infiltrate at Hoikung Ulubnia Point in Teknaf on Monday around noon. Later BGB blocked their entry to Bangladesh border and sent them back to Myanmar.

The length of Bangladesh’s border with Myanmar is about 283 km. Major part of it fell in Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar districts. Several rebel groups, including the Arakan Army, have intensified fighting in the Bangladesh border area for weeks. After the escalation of the conflict, the most sound of gunfire is heard in Ulubnia, Tulatuli, Kanjarpara of Hoikang in Teknaf, Anjuman Para in Palangkhali in Ukhia and Naikshyongchari Tumbru and Ghumdhum border in Bandarban. This has caused tension in the Rohingya villages, increasing the fear of infiltration.

Due to this conflict, BGB is on alert in the border area. Among them, a Bangladeshi and a Rohingya were killed on the Ghumdhum border by a shell fired from Myanmar on Monday. There are reports that the rebel groups have already taken over the two border posts across the border of Tambru and Ghumdhum in Bangladesh.


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