Another 37 soldiers of Myanmar's paramilitary Border Guard Police (BGP) aka Nasaka have taken shelter in Bangladesh fleeing their posts amid reports of heavy gunfights between the government troops and the rebels in the junta-run country.
With this, the total number of Nasaka members who took shelter in Bangladesh stood at 95 till this morning (February 5, 2024), said Shariful Islam, public relations officer at Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Headquarters.
The BGB disarmed the Nasaka members and took them to a safe shelter, he said, adding that a process was underway to take action in this connection.
On Sunday An official familiar with the development said "Fifty eight BGP personnel took shelter in Bangladesh throughout the day since the predawn hours. Fourteen of them crossed the border with bullet wounds and are being treated at different hospitals including health facilities in Rohingya camps."
Dhaka, meanwhile, expressed concerns as the skirmishes in its borders with Myanmar was affecting Bangladesh frontlines with Road Transport Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader seeking Chinese intervention to deescalate the conflict in view of Beijing's close contacts with Burmese authorities.