This time the Myanmar army fired on the border of Bangladesh. 2 shells fired from their warplanes have landed inside the border of Bangladesh.
It has been reported that the incident took place in the area between border pillars 40-41 under the jurisdiction of Reju Amtali BGB BOP of Ward No. 8 of Ghumdhum Union of Naikxyongchari Upazila of Bandarban.
Locals said that two shells fell on the Bangladesh border at 9:30 am on Saturday.
They said the patrolling of the Myanmar Army is continuing at the Tumbru border. 8-10 shells were fired from two fighter jets of the Myanmar Army at the border pillar area of Reju Amtali. And 30-35 rounds were fired from two fighting helicopters. Besides, 4 rounds of heavy weapons were fired from the middle of the border pillar 34-35 of Tumbru BGB BOP of Ward No. 1. Two shells fired from Myanmar warplanes fell inside Bangladesh along border pillar 40.
Earlier on August 28, after two unexploded mortar shells arrived at Tumbru border in Ghumdhum, Dhaka called the country’s ambassador and protested strongly.
Five days later, the SP statement reported that Myanmar warplanes entered the border of Bangladesh, during which approximately eight to 10 rounds were fired from warplanes and 30 to 35 from helicopters. Two shells fired from the warplane landed inside Bangladesh along 120 meters of border pillar number 40.
The statement further said that heavy weapon fire is still going on from the Border Guard Force (BGP) right camp in Mierman in Tumbru Border Pillar No. 34 and No. 35 area of Ward No. 1 of Ghumdhum Union. Apart from this, the police also said that mortar fire is continuing intermittently from Muringajhiri and Right Camp.
Meanwhile, no casualty has been reported in this incident, but the locals said that there is extreme fear in the area due to the sound of such gunshots.