Another 111 members of the country’s border guarding force, the Border Guard Police (BGP), have fled to Bangladesh amid clashes between the country’s government junta forces and the Arakan Army, a local insurgent group, in Rakhine state, bordering Myanmar with Bangladesh. With this, a total of 229 BGP members entered Bangladesh.
Today, Tuesday, 111 BGP members have taken a stand near Rahmaterbil Government Primary School in Ukhiya.
The matter has been confirmed by the Public Relations Office of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB).
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.
Meanwhile, a day after two people died inside Bangladesh due to mortar shells fired from Myanmar, mortar shells have again arrived on the border of Bangladesh. A mortar shell exploded behind Ghumdhum High School on Tuesday morning. This incident has increased the fear in the panic town.
Around 9 am, a mortar shell hit a house behind Ghumdhum High School, which is at least 300 meters from the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. The shell exploded in the garden next to the house. Although no one was injured, the doors and windows of the house were damaged by the shell. Sprinter hits the wall.
The owner of the house Mohammad Yunus said, ‘I was sunbathing in the yard in the morning. Suddenly, the whole area was shaken by the loud explosion behind the house. Everyone takes shelter in the house in fear. I can’t understand what to do now in panic.’
Fierce fighting is going on to capture the battalion headquarters of the Myanmar Army across the Ghumdhum border. Meanwhile, mortar shells and bullets hit Bangladesh on Tuesday morning. After the mortar shell hit, panic started running in the township. Disoriented people can not understand, where to go?
The people of this area spent sleepless time with the sound of gunfire throughout the night on Monday. In the morning, the situation is prevailing in the entire area. Local Betbunia market shopkeeper said. Didar Hossain said, ‘Two died yesterday. A mortar shell fell today. I am worried about what will happen.’
After the explosion of the mortar shell, the local residents deposited the fragment at the local BGB check post.
A day after two people were killed inside Bangladesh due to mortars fired from Myanmar, mortar shells have again arrived at the border of Bangladesh. A mortar shell exploded behind Ghumdhum High School on Tuesday morning. This incident has increased the fear in the panic town.