Additional BGB deployed in Myanmar border

Additional BGB deployed in Myanmar border
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has deployed additional forces along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Nykhangchhari of Bandarban as tension mounted in the area following Wednesday’s firing on a BGB patrol team and detainment of one of its members by the Myanmar Border Guard PoliThe BGB member, Nayek Md Mizanur Rahman, remained captive till the time of filing the report.

“Additional forces have been deployed along the border and Mizanur still remains missing,” acting Deputy Commissioner of Bandarban Ishrat Jaman told The Daily Star last night.

Myanmar Border Guard Police opened indiscriminate fire on a BGB patrol team near Pillar No 52 at Panchhari Aga area in Dochhari union of Nykhangchhari around 8:30am on Thursday and took away Mizanur, reports our correspondent quoting witness.

Meanwhile, the foreign ministry today afternoon summoned the ambassador of Myanmar in Dhaka to lodge a strong protest of the incident and demanded immediate release of the captive Mizanur Rahman.

While meeting with the Myanmar Ambassador, Secretary (bilateral) Ambassador Mustafa Kamal also demanded for a thorough investigation into the incident to prevent the recurrence of such incidents in the future, says a foreign ministry press release.

The Myanmar ambassador assured that the matter would be duly conveyed to the concerned authorities in Myanmar immediately and that he would revert back to Bangladesh side as soon as he hears from them.

Bangladesh Embassy in Myanmar also lodged a strong protest with the Myanmar Foreign Ministry demanding an immediate investigation into the matter and release of the captive BGB member.
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