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Myanmar forces continue to mass near Tambru border

  • Published at 04:35 pm March 3rd, 2018
  • Last updated at 02:26 am March 4th, 2018
Myanmar forces continue to mass near Tambru border
Around 80 to 90 members of the Myanmar security forces have taken positions near barbed-wire fences in the no man’s land between Bangladesh’s Konarpara and Myanmar’s Tambru. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Saturday. Lt Col Saw Zarya Lwin, commanding officer of Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) at Rakhine’s Tambru, otherwise known as Taung Pyo Letwe on the Myanmar side, has been tasked with inspecting the border from their side, according to the BGB.
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The overall situation in the bordering areas is normal and stable, BGB 34 Battalion Commanding Officer Lt Col Monzurul Hassan Khan told the Dhaka Tribune. Meanwhile, the BGB 34 battalion conducted patrols between Pillars No 31 and 36 on the border from 6am to 12:30pm.
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The Myanmar security forces previously said their increased presence and recent firing at the Tambru border point were meant to “protect their territory” and should not be viewed as acts of aggression against Bangladesh. The assurances were given at a flag meeting between BGB and BGP at a BGB camp under Bandarban’s Naikhongchhari upazila on Friday afternoon.