Saturday, May 31, 2014

Bangladesh, Myanmar exchange fire in fresh border tension

Bangladesh, Myanmar exchange fire in fresh border tension

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Tensions has escalated afresh along the Bangladesh-Myanmar frontier as border forces of the two countries traded gunfire for hours sparked off by the killing of a Bangladeshi guard on patrol yesterday.
Border Guards Bangladesh chief Major General Aziz Ahmed told the media that Myanmar’s Border Guard Police opened fire afresh on the Bangladeshi frontier troops after asking them to come to a certain location to take back the body, believed to of slain BGB soldier.
The foreign ministry earlier summoned Myanmar’s envoy in Dhaka to protest the unprovoked action and demanded an investigation into the incident.
Bangladesh shares a 190-kilometre southeastern border with Myanmar.

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