Residents of Whykong union in Teknaf upazila reported sound of heavy gunfire from Myanmar on Friday night and Saturday morning amid clashes between security forces and rebel group Arakan Army.
Chairman of Whykong union Nur Ahmed Anwari said, “Sound of heavy gunfire was heard across the border last night. From this morning today, the intensity of the gunfight increased.”
He added, locals are rushing to safety and fish farmers cannot go to the fish enclosure. Ghundum UP Chairman Jahangir Aziz stated that around 12 pm on Saturday, a mortar shell landed on the Bangladesh side of the border in Naikhongchhari upazila’s Tumbru border region.
He said ''Although the border was calm for the last two days, clashes have started again from today.''
A tense situation has been prevailing along the border between Bandarban's Naikhongchhari Ghumdhum and Tumbru amid fierce fighting, skirmishes and gunfire between the armed forces of the military junta and insurgent groups inside Myanmar for two weeks.