Two people died in Bangladesh border area, Bangladesh summoned Myanmar ambassador

 06 Feb 2024 ( Perwez Anwer, MD & CEO, IBTN GROUP )

Two people died in Bangladesh border area, Bangladesh summoned Myanmar ambassador

Tuesday, 6 February 2024

Bangladesh's Foreign Ministry has summoned Myanmar's ambassador over two deaths caused by mortars fired from across the border.

Due to increased conflict between Myanmar's army and rebel groups, an atmosphere of panic has arisen in some border villages of Bangladesh.

Many more soldiers of Myanmar army have fled to Bangladesh. The number of such civilians and soldiers who fled from Myanmar in Bangladesh has increased to 229.

Arakan rebels have reportedly captured several positions along the border.

What is the matter?

At least two people were killed in Bangladesh by a mortar fired from Myanmar on the morning of Monday, 5 February 2024.

Violent clashes have continued along Myanmar's 270-km border with Bangladesh since November 2023, when rebel Arakan Army (AA) fighters announced an end to the ceasefire that had been in place since the 2021 coup.

According to news agency AFP, people living in villages in Bangladesh bordering Myanmar say that they are living in an atmosphere of fear because of this conflict.

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained a Myanmar Border Guard Police soldier seeking asylum in Ukhiya in Cox's Bazar district on Tuesday, 6 February 2024.

Aid agency Doctors Without Borders says it has treated 17 people injured in violent clashes on Sunday, 4 February 2024.

Doctors Without Borders reported on Monday, 5 February 2024, that all the injured had been shot. Of these, two were in danger and five were seriously injured.

Local police chief Abdul Mannan said the 48-year-old Bangladeshi woman, named Husne Ara, died on Monday, 5 February 2024. Apart from them, an unidentified Rohingya person also died on the afternoon of Monday, February 5, 2024.

Husne Ara's daughter-in-law said, "They were sitting in the kitchen when suddenly a mortar fell. She was serving food to that Rohingya man. We had hired that man to look after our farm."


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