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5 more Myanmar border guards take shelter in Bangladesh

  • They were disarmed
  • Nine BGP members entered Bangladesh on Sunday
Update : 15 Apr 2024, 03:20 PM

Five more members of Myanmar's Border Guard Police (BGP) have taken shelter in Bangladesh.

The BGP members entered Bangladesh through the h Kharangkhali and Jhimongkhali border areas in Teknaf.

The Commanding Officer of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Battalion-2 confirmed the matter on Monday. 

The BGP members were disarmed and taken into custody. 

On Sunday, nine more BGP members entered through the same borders. 

Meanwhile, since the day of Eid, there has been intense fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine state between the junta government forces and the armed group Arakan Army. 

The residents of Cox's Bazar's Teknaf, bordering Myanmar, continue to live in fear due to the loud sounds of mortar shells and explosions from the other side.

On March 11, around 179 members of Myanmar's BGP fled to Bangladesh through the Naikhongchhari's Jamchhari border and are currently at the Naikhongchhari BGB battalion. The process of repatriating them to Myanmar is ongoing. 

Conflicts began between the Arakan Army and Myanmar’s border guard force, BGP, across the border in Naikhongchhari on February 2. 

Following this, from February 4, some 7,330 people fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar. Among them, 302 were BGP members, four were family members of BGP personnel, two were army members, 18 were immigration officials, and four were civilians. They were formally repatriated on February 15.

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