After the Bandarban border, now the Ukhia border of Cox’s Bazar is shaking with the sound of gunfire from Myanmar forces. New gunfire is heard in Anjumanpara border area of Palongkhali union of Ukhia upazila.
On Tuesday (September 20) after 7 am, Palangkhali area was shaken by the sound of mortar shells. Locals said that the shelling is continuing intermittently.
Gafur Chowdhury, chairman of Palongkhali Union Parishad of Ukhia, confirmed the matter. He said, after the Ghumdhum border, heavy gunfire is being heard on the other side of Myanmar at the Anjuman border of my union. He said that the law and order forces have been informed about this.
On the night of September 16, the first gunshots were heard from across this part of the border bordering the Naf river. However, although somewhat normal, on Monday (September 19) in the morning and evening, the locals heard loud explosions. Since Tuesday morning, gunshots have been heard there.
Abdul Aziz, a resident of Palangkhali Anjumanpara border, said that the shootings are going on at the border since several days in the media. Intermittent firing was heard inside Myanmar along our Anjuman border on Tuesday morning. Right now there is extreme anxiety among the people of our area.
However, no statement was received from the BGB and the law enforcement agencies in this regard.
Incidentally, since last July, the Rakhine State has become unstable due to the ongoing conflict between the Myanmar Army and the Arakan Army, a rebel armed organization of that country. The impact of the conflict has spread panic in the border region of Bangladesh. 3 rounds of mortar shells fired from Myanmar fell in the slums of Bandarban near Ukhia. The recent death of 1 Rohingya and 6 injuries has increased the anxiety of the residents of the border area.