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Bangladesh-Myanmar Border

Myanmar troops open fire again

A Bangladeshi woodcutter was shot and injured in Naikhyangchhari of Bandarban by Myanmar Border Guard Police yesterday -- at a time when top officials of the two nations' border forces were in talks to address the issue of indiscriminate border firings. Myanmar BGP personnel of Amtali camp fired three to four times at Dil Mohammad, of Ashartali village, around 1:30pm when he neared the border in Naikhyangchhari to collect woods, witnesses said. One bullet hit him below the waist. Local people...

4-day BGB-BGP summit starts today

Against the backdrop of the recent tension along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, which flared after the death of a Bangladeshi border guard, a four-day summit meeting between the two border forces begins in Myanmar today with an aim to improve the border situation. An eight-member team led by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Director General Maj Gen Aziz Ahmed left Dhaka yesterday to join the meeting to be held from June 10 to 13 in Myanmarese capital, Nay Pay Taw, says a...

Bangladesh-Myanmar border crisis

WHAT happened on 28 May at Naikhanchori on the Bangladesh Myanmar border was most unfortunate and totally unwarranted. Unprovoked firing by Border Guard Police (BGP) of Myanmar killed Nayek Md. Mizanur Rahman (43), a brave soldier of Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB). Myanmar BGP opened fire without provocation near border pillar 52 at Naikkhanchhari of Bandarban district, wounding Mizanur. BGP then intruded into Bangladesh territory and took away injured Mizanur. Mizanur apparently died without medical attention at the hands...

BGB warns Myanmar

BGB warns Myanmar

A day after receiving the body of Nayek Mizanur Rahman, Border Guard Bangladesh yesterday warned Myanmar of instant “befitting response” if such incidents of firing and killing take place in future. Tension is still running high at Bangladesh-Myanmar border at Painchhari of Naikkhangchhari in Bandarban since the attack on a BGB team on Wednesday. “We...

Heavy firing on Myanmar border

Heavy firing on Myanmar border

Tension heightened further on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border at Painchhari of Naikhangchhari in Bandarban today as Myanmar Border Guard Police and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) exchanged fire for several hours. BGB moved heavy weapons and additional troops to the border while Myanmar deployed army personnel along the border guards following the shooting on a BGB...

HEAVY FIRING IN BORDER

Addl BGB deployed at Myanmar border

Addl BGB deployed at Myanmar border

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has deployed additional forces along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Nykhangchhari of Bandarban as tension mounted in the area after Myanmar Border Guard Police fired on a BGB patrol team and detained one of its members on Wednesday. The BGB member, Nayek Mizanur Rahman, remained captive till Thursday night, acting deputy...

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