Two members of Myanmar’s military flee to Bangladesh amid escalating violence


In a recurring pattern of flight from conflict, two members of Myanmar’s military have again sought refuge in Bangladesh, crossing the border early Monday morning, bringing the total to 14 troops who have fled recently as internal strife continues to destabilize Myanmar.

The soldiers arrived at the Baishfari border checkpoint in the Ghumdhum area of Naikhongchhari upazila, Bandarban at approximately 8:40am. They were promptly disarmed and taken into custody by personnel from the Baishpari Border Outpost, operating under the 34th Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), according to sources. They were later transferred to the main border outpost in Ghumdhum for further processing.

Efforts to reach Abdul Mannan, the Officer-in-Charge of Naikhongchhari police station, and Lieutenant Colonel Abdullah Al Masruki, commander of the 34th BGB, for comments were unsuccessful.


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