Bangladesh, Myanmar border guards meet in Teknaf

Border security and prevailing tension among issues being discussed

Bangladesh, Myanmar border guards meet in Teknaf
A flag meeting between members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Myanmar's Border Guard Police (BGP) at commander level is underway over the prevailing unrest along the border, in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar. Lieutenant Colonel Khalid Mohammad Iftekhar, commanding officer of BGB-2 Battalion, said on Saturday that they would discuss the issues related to the border security and prevailing tension. The BGB would give more details once the meeting was over, he told Dhaka Tribune.

On September 16, a Rohingya boy was killed and five others were injured as a mortar shell fired by the Myanmar army exploded at a Rohingya camp located on the zero point of the border.

On the same day, another Bangladeshi young man was seriously injured in a landmine explosion along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Naikhongchhari upazila of Bandarban.

Locals said it was the Myanmar army that had planted mines the area. One exploded near the Tombru border.

In the face of continuous gunfire and mortar shelling inside Myanmar close to the Bangladesh border, local authorities evacuated 30 families from Dochari and Ghumdhum unions at Naikhongchhari on October 23.

Bangladesh's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned the Myanmar envoy to Dhaka several times and formally protested against the move by the Buddhist-majority nation's military.