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29 Myanmar border guards take shelter in Bangladesh

Update : 11 Mar 2024, 16:29

Amid reports of heavy gunfights between Myanmar's government troops and rebels, at least 29 members of Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) have taken shelter in Bangladesh through the Ashartali border in Naikhongchhari upazila of Bandarban today (11 March).

Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) Public Relations Officer Shariful Islam confirmed the matter on Monday noon.

He said that 29 armed BGP members have taken refuge in Bangladesh from Angthapaya Camp of the BGP force through the border area of Bandarban's Jamchari union under Naikhongchhari BGB's Battalion 11.

He added upon receiving information, several BGB teams reached the spot and initiated the process of disarming the BGP personnel. 

 Last month, more than 300 members of various forces, including Myanmar's border guards, took shelter in Bangladesh due to the ongoing conflict in Rakhine state.

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