U Aung Kyaw Mo, the country’s ambassador assigned to Dhaka, is being summoned again to protest against the incident of firing mortar shells inside Bangladesh from the Myanmar warplanes at Naikshyongchari upazila of Bandarban. The State Minister for Foreign Affairs said that he will be summoned on Sunday and strongly protested against the incident. Shahriar Alam.
He gave this information to the media in response to the incident of two shells of Myanmar’s security forces inside the territory of Bangladesh on Saturday.
Shahriar Alam said that the Myanmar ambassador assigned to Bangladesh will be summoned on Sunday regarding the Myanmar border incident. They will be strongly protested in this incident.
Earlier on Saturday morning, two shells came from Myanmar warplanes inside Bangladesh border of Tumbru in Ghumdhum Union of Naikxyongchari Upazila of Bandarban. As a result, panic spread among the people of that area bordering Bangladesh.
However, there were no reports of any casualties in the firing from the Myanmar warplanes. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) is on alert at the border after the incident. Security patrols have also been strengthened.
According to local sources, two warplanes and two fighting helicopters were patrolled by the Myanmar Army between border pillars 40 and 41 under the jurisdiction of Reju Amtali BGB BOP of Tumbru border around 9:30 am on Saturday.
Around 8 to 10 bullets were fired from Myanmar warplanes and helicopters. Two bullets came out of it and landed inside Bangladesh approximately 120 meters from the border.
Local Ghumdhum Union Parishad Chairman Jahangir Aziz Chowdhury told Dhaka Times, ‘Firing is going on between rebels and Myanmar forces inside the border of Myanmar. 25 to 40 mortar shell explosions are heard a day. Fear is normal. However, the patrolling of the BGB has been strengthened at the border.
If you want to know about this, BGB headquarters Director (Operation) Lieut. Colonel Faizur Rahman told Dhaka Times, ‘We have received information. The situation is being monitored.’
Officer-in-charge (OC) of Naikshyongchari police station Tantu Saha told Dhaka Times that two consecutive unexploded mortar shells flew from Myanmar and landed at Tumbru Zero Point border in Ghumdhum Union of Naikshyongchari.
Earlier on Sunday, two mortar shells fired from Myanmar fell in the Ghumdhum area of the Bandarban border. They did not explode and there were no casualties. The day after the incident, Dhaka issued a strong protest by summoning Myanmar’s ambassador Aung Kyaw Moe, who was posted in Dhaka.
After a program at Dhaka University last Thursday, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen told reporters, ‘The mortar shells came suddenly. We asked them (Myanmar), they said they will be careful in future.’
Meanwhile, the foreign minister said that no more citizens of Myanmar will be allowed to enter Bangladesh after the shelling on Saturday. Besides, Aung Kyaw Moe, Myanmar’s ambassador posted in Dhaka, was summoned on Sunday.