40 Myanmar border guards take refuge in Bangladesh amid Rakhine conflict


In the midst of ongoing hostilities between Myanmar’s military junta and the rebel Arakan Army (AA) in Rakhine State, forty members of Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) have sought refuge in Bangladesh. They crossed into Bangladesh through two points along the Sabrang border in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf, just after midnight on Saturday.

Initially, fourteen BGP members entered Bangladesh through the Sabrang Achharbunia crossing, followed by twenty-two through the Nazirpara border. Another four members crossed at Nazirpara on Saturday morning.

Lt Colonel Mohiuddin Khan, commander of the 2-BGB, when asked for more details, suggested, “For further information, please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.”

Previously, Bangladesh had repatriated 330 Myanmar border guards and military personnel in a first phase, followed by an additional 288 in a second phase.

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