16 more Myanmar troops enter Bangladesh

NEWS DESK

At least 16 more Myanmar Border Guard Police and army personnel have sought shelter to the Bangladesh authorities after crossing the international border last couple of days amid the on-going conflict between the Myanmar’s military junta and ethnic Arakan Army.

Of them, two members of the Myanmar army crossed the border at Naikhyangchhari in Bandarban, while the rest of them crossed Tekhnaf in Cox’s Bazar until early hours of Monday.

All of them were taken to the Border Guard Bangladesh custody in Naikhyangchhari, said Lieutenant Colonel Md Mahiuddin Ahmed, commanding officer of the Teknaf BGB

They entered through the Kharangkhali border in Teknaf, with arms and ammunition, in two phases, he said, adding that the BGB seized their weapons and took them into custody. Two came with wounds and were put under treatment.

Since March 11, at least 196 Myanmar soldiers and border force members crossed the border and sought shelter to the Bangladesh authorities.

On February 15, 330 Myanmar nationals, including 302 BGP officials and four of their family members, two army members, 18 immigration members, and four civilians, entered Bangladesh and were returned to their country later.

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