A Bangladeshi and a Rohingya have died due to shelling by Myanmar. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) strongly protested this incident on Monday. In addition, Myanmar’s ambassador to Bangladesh, Aung Kyaw Moe, is being summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to the related sources, Ambassador Moe is being summoned because of the current tense situation on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. Bangladesh will strongly protest against this situation.
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 at the Ghumdhum border on Monday by a shell fired from Myanmar.
In a report on Monday, the Myanmar media The Irrawaddy said that 62 soldiers of the Junta forces have lost their lives in the last 3 days. The People’s Defense Forces (PDF) and Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAO), have increased attacks on various army targets. These incidents occurred in Sagaing, Magwe and Mandalay regions, Kachin and Karen states. Irrawaddy was given this information by PDF and EAO. However, the junta government did not comment on this.
In February 2021, Myanmar’s military junta overthrew the government of Aung San Suu Kyi in a coup. Protesters were brutally suppressed. In response, the democrats took up arms. They receive weapons training from various ethnic insurgent groups. Also, the Three Brotherhood Alliance, comprising the Arakan Army, the National Democratic Alliance Army and the Tang National Liberation Army, put up strong resistance against the military. Myanmar’s insurgent groups have captured more than 3,000 army posts and 20 cities in the past three years of civil war.
In August-September 2022, Myanmar’s internal conflict also had an impact on the Bangladesh border. Even then, there were some incidents of shelling.