Another 13 members of Myanmar's Border Guard Police (BGP) 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 BGP members who took shelter in Bangladesh stood at 229 till this morning. Palang Khali Union Parishad chairman Gofur Uddin chowdhuri confirmed this latest development.
Earlier BGB's Public Relations Officer Md Shariful Islam said they have been disarmed and kept at a safe place in Naikhhongchhari upazila of Bandarban.
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.