“PM Hasina asks Bangla forces to
leaders questioned the government in Dhaka over the ongoing conflicts on the
Rakhine (Myanmar)-Bangladesh border.
In response to a question raised by Mujibul Huq Chunnu, the opposition chief whip in Jatiya Sansad, law minister Anisul Huq informed the Parliament that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had instructed the Bangladesh armed forces including Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) to remain patient regarding the conflicts on other side of the border.
Two individuals, including a
woman, were killed due to artillery shells exploding inside Bangladesh recently
as a result of the current conflicts in the Rakhine region. The gun fighting in
western Myanmar compelled many Bangla families to flee from their places.
Speaking on behalf of the
home minister, Anisul Huq added that Dhaka was observing the situation closely
and necessary steps will be taken in need.
He also informed that
78 Myanmar border guard police personnel entered Bangladesh, where
some of them sustained injuries. They were kept in a school and those injured
were admitted to the hospital. He also informed that necessary instructions
were given to initiate dialogues with Myanmar agencies to send them back.
"If we cannot send them back, the next course of action will be taken," he added.
Meanwhile, the Bangla government ordered the closure of all schools near the Myanmar border.
Lately, the number of border
guard police personnel fleeing to Bangladesh has increased to 113, reported by
The Daily Star newspaper.