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More Myanmar security personnel flee to Bangladesh


  • By: Web Master
  • | Date: 06 February 2024
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 The number of Myanmar military’s border guard police personnel, who  fled to Bangladesh with weapons, reaches 106, said Dhaka Tribune, a media outlet of neighbouring Bangladesh.


Quoting Shariful Islam, public relations officer of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), the outlets reported that  106 members of Myanmar's border guard police force had entered their country through Taung Pyo border point in Naikhangchhari upazila of Bandarban district. They carried arms and ammunition with them and fled due to the ongoing clashes in Myanmar.


The Bangladesh forces have disarmed the Myanmar soldiers and sent them to a safe shelter.

 

On Monday, Bangladesh home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal admitted that the Myanmar border guard police personnel, who sought refuge in Bangladesh, were in their  safe custody. They will be sent back following due processes, he added.


Since Sunday morning, the Myanmar personnel started coming to Bangladesh, stated the minister.

 

Mentionable is that 68 Myanmar personnel entered Bangladesh on Sunday and another 38 arrived by Monday evening.

 

The Arakan Army (AA) is a well-trained armed force engaged in the revolutionary struggles for autonomy of people from the Myanmar military rulers, stated the Bangla media outlet.

 

The Dhaka-based outlet also reported that the AA recently launched the strategic Operation 1027 in collaboration with the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) under the banner of Three Brotherhood Alliance.


The alliance's statement on  5 February regarding Taung Pyo battles stated that the local border guard camps were under offensive attacks. The AA fighters persisted in its attack on Taung Pyo Let Wae camp in Maungdaw township, situated along the Bangladesh-Rakhine border.

 

The AA fighters captured the Taung Pyo Let Yar border guard camp on Sunday. Following the takeover, the fighters witnessed a number of bodies belonging to  junta soldiers along with arms and ammunition. During the offensive, many soldiers fled from the camp.

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