Panic as gunfire erupts again at Tumbru border after quiet week

A sudden outbreak of gunfire at the Tumbru border in Ghumdhum, Naikhongchhari Upazila, Bandarban District, Bangladesh – bordering Myanmar – disrupted a week-long peace, causing alarm among locals and traders.

Jahangir Aziz, chairman of Ghumdhum’s Union Parishad, said that the gunfire, starting around 4 PM on Tuesday near the 34th border pillar, is thought to have come from Myanmar’s BGP camp. The shooting lasted for approximately an hour.

Abdur Rahim and Sayed Noor, traders in Tumbru, who had reopened their businesses after a week-long closure, recounted being startled by the gunfire. 

They noted that about 50 rounds were fired, leading to widespread panic among the local community, including themselves. 

As of the latest reports, there have been no casualties from this latest border incident.

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