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Border firing, panic in Bandarban-Cox’s Bazar

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The border areas of Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar are occasionally shaken by the incidents of gunfire and clashes in Myanmar. As a result, 5 schools in Ghumdhum border area were closed on Monday. Locals panicked after ammunition fell on the Bangladesh border on Saturday. In this situation, the administration advised everyone to be careful. BGB has increased border surveillance to prevent new infiltration.

The sound of gunfire is heard from the border of Teknaf and Tambru just after the start of violence in Myanmar. Meanwhile, ammunition and mortar shells fell in Teknaf’s Nalbil village on Saturday. Although no one was injured, there was panic.

The border area of ​​Cox’s Bazar often shakes with the sound of gunfire. This has caused insecurity to the locals.

The Commissioner for Refugee Relief and Repatriation has announced increased vigilance to prevent Rohingyas from re-entering the country after another conflict. Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mizanur Rahman said, ‘It has been almost seven years. We could not repatriate a single person. No risk can be taken there again. I have asked the officers to be on alert in the Rohingya camps as well.

Meanwhile, the residents of Tambru and Ghumdhum areas of Naikshyongchari are also in fear due to the sound of gunshots. In this situation, the local administration advised them to be alert. Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Bandarban’s Naikxyongchari Mohammad Zakaria said, ‘We must be careful not to disturb the security of the country.’

BGB is on high alert at Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar border in view of fierce fighting between the two sides in Rakhine.


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