6 Myanmar Army Member killed by Bangladesh BGB
|Myanmar Army killed by KIA Kachin Independence Army|
At least 6 Myanmar Army troops were killed Bangladesh's Border Guard Bangladesh BGB by morter fire on May 30,2014.
The incident took place after Myanmar Border police killed a Bangladeshi BGB by misidentified them as RSO.Bangladesh's BGB did not ruterned any fire after the incident.The dead body was supposed to hand over to Bangladesh on April 30.Situation got got when Myanmar Army again started firing on Bangladeshi BGB positions.BGB also started to return fired and 6 Myanmar Army member were killed.
Though Mynamar is claiming they are killed by Rakhain Guerrilla.
Intelligence sources revealed that a Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) mortar shell had killed at least 6 Myanmar Army personnel (2 officers and 4 soldiers) and injured three others when the Bangladeshi border guards responded to firing from Myanmar Army and Border Guard Police on Friday, 30 May 2014.
According to the source, when a BGB team tried to bring back the dead body of Naik Mizanur Rahman last Wednesday the Myanmar forces opened fire on them at Border Pillar 52 from three sides without any provocation.
At the time the BGB team was led by Brigadier General Syed Ahmed Ali, Regional Commander (Chittagong) and with him were other senior BGB officers including Colonel Farid Hasan Khandaker and Lieutenant Colonel Shafiqur Rahman, 31 BGB Battalion CO (Naikhancharri)
The indiscriminate firing at senior officials of the BGB forced the Bangladeshi border guards to retaliate with powerful weapons resulting in a five hour battle where both sides used mortars, rocket launchers and heavy machine guns.
A local source on condition of anonymity confirmed that the retaliatory firing by BGB had killed two Myanmar officers on the spot including a Captain besides other two of non-commissione d ranks. Three more Myanmar Army personnel also received injuries by another mortar shell which fell on their position during the same exchange of fire. The injured Myanmar Army regular soldiers were shifted to Maungdaw hospital to receive emergency treatment.
Embarrassed by their actions, Myanmar government has refused to acknowledge the deaths and casualties sustained by its forces. These add to four Myanmar Border Guard Police members who were killed in an earlier ambush by a Rohingya organisation fighting against genocide of the Rohingya Muslim community in Rakhine (Arakan) state. They also spun strange propaganda which were easily debunked by observers in a futile attempt to excuse pre-planned ambush on the BGB patrol.
Interestingly the BGB regional commander hinted at journalists to probe the Burmese casualty figures asking them to utilise their investigative skills at a press conference on Sunday – 1, June, 2014 where he also warned the Burmese that any aggression on Bangladesh would be met by a befitting response. The general also added that morale was high amongst his forces dug in across the border with Myanmar.
Naik Mizanur Rahman, 43 hailing from Comilla will be buried with full state honours and possibly awarded posthumous gallantry medal for his service to the nation. His father having also served in East Pakistan Rifles (EPR) was killed during the 1971 War of Liberation while Mizanur was still in his mothers womb. His mother stated that her husbands body was never found. Mizanur’s step-father also served the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR).
Shaheed (martyr) Naik Mizanur Rahman was survived by his wife and five children. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) authorities have stated they will assist the martyrs family and already approved distribution of Tk 5 lakh to support them.