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- February 13, 2024
Daily Star Digital Report, Bangladesh, 3 February 2024
Sound of fresh gunshots and the explosion of mortar shells
on the Myanmar side had been heard from the Tambru area from around 3:00pm and
continued till 5:00pm, said Ghumdhum Union Parishad member Shafiqul Islam.
This situation has been calm for the last two days since
Thursday early morning; he said adding that now it has become violent again.
People have been feeling insecure and terrorized since the
gunfight started in the daytime which usually started during the night for the
last few weeks, he said.
Violent clashes have been going on between the Myanmar
military junta and the Arakan Army, an armed ethnic group fighting as part of
an alliance in Rakhine state of Myanmar since October 27 last year.
The windshield of a CNG run three-wheeler was broken by a
bullet coming from Myanmar side when the vehicle was moving through Uttarpara
road in Tambru around half-kilometre away from zero line, Mainuddin, a resident
of Tambru area.
However, no one was injured in the incident, he said.
UP member Shafiqul also confirmed the news.
"Sound of over 100 round gunshots and the explosion of
three mortar shells I had heard from my shop at Tambru Bazar during the gun
battle in Myanmar, said Mohammed Shafiul Alam, owner of a tailoring shop at the
"I was frightened and shut my shop immediately and came
back to my home" he added.
People closed their shops at Tambru bazar after the gunfight
People living along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border stretching
from Bandarban's Naikhongchhari to Cox's Bazar's Teknaf are in constant fear
due to the fight between the Myanmar military junta and the Arakan Army on this
border intensified in recent weeks.
For the past several days, hundreds of people who live near
the zero line along the border in Ghumdhum have been staying elsewhere out of
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