This time the sound of Myanmar gunfire on Anjuman border in Ukhiya

This time the sound of Myanmar gunfire on Anjuman border in Ukhiya
This time the sound of Myanmar gunfire on Anjuman border in Ukhiya

In 2017, Rohingyas first entered Bangladesh through the Anjuman border of Ukhia Upazila in Cox’s Bazar. New gunshots are being heard at the Anjuman border of Palangkhali Union of Ukhia Upazila.

On Tuesday (September 20) after 7:00 a.m., Palangkhali area was shaken by the sound of heavy weapons like mortar shells. Locals said that the shelling is continuing intermittently.

Gafur Chowdhury Chowdhury, chairman of Ukhia Palongkhali Union Parishad, confirmed the matter. He said, after the Ghumdhum border, heavy gunfire is being heard across the Anjuman border of my union in Myanmar.

He also said, I am currently in Dhaka. In the morning, one of my UP members called to say that heavy gunfire was heard inside Myanmar. Later I reported the matter to law enforcement.

Khaleda Begum, a resident of the Palongkhali Anjuman border, said, ‘I have heard in the newspapers and on television that the firing is going on at the border. This morning on our Anjuman border there is intermittent firing inside Myanmar. 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.

Earlier on August 28 around 3 pm, two mortar shells landed from Myanmar near Tumbru North Mosque of Ghumdhum Union in Naikshyongchari, Bandarban.

Meanwhile, SSC examinee Yasmin Akhtar was spoken to at Tumbru Bazar around 10:15 am on Tuesday. He said, ‘I have been in fear ever since the bullet came. There is no mental situation to take the test. Still going to the test center at the request of the family.’

Yasmin Akhter is giving SSC exam from Ghoomdhum High School, Naikshyongchari, Bandarban. His house is in Uttarpara of Tumbru border. There was the sound of firing by the Myanmar forces since morning.
Hearing that sound, Yasmin came out of the house. Even after reaching the market, the sound of gunfire did not stop.

He also said that the distance from his home to Kendra Ghumdhum High School is 4 km. The center was moved to Kutupalong High School, 10 km away, due to mortar shelling by the Myanmar forces. In the beginning some people arranged transportation but today that vehicle is not seen.

Another student Jannatul Ferdous’s house is in West Para of Tumbru. He says, ‘I have heard several rounds of gunfire since morning. Still running. I was walking to the bus station. Inside it, I heard two shots.’

Jannatul also said, ‘The sound of gunshots was heard last night as well. No chance to sleep. Every now and then the sound of gunfire is coming near the house. I felt like I was reading this.’

Fatima Begum also spoke in the voice of Yasmin and Jannatul. He commented, ‘how to go to the center so far, it was not thought. On the first day, Lokdekhonho arranged a bus, but now it is no longer provided. Now waiting for the local car. I wonder if I can reach the center properly.’

Mohammad Atiq, a shopkeeper of Tumbru Bazar, said, ‘There have been 9 times of heavy gunfire since 5 am. People are used to hearing these words every day. So there is not much response, but school children or children are scared.’

Ghumdhum Union Parishad Chairman AKM Jahangir Aziz said, ‘It has been decided to move about 1500 people from 300 families. Bandarban Deputy Commissioner Yasmin Parveen came to sleep on Monday (September 19) to determine where they will be kept.

He also said, ‘The sound of gunshots was heard in the morning as well. Care is being taken so that no citizen of Myanmar can come somehow.’

After a mortar shell fired from Myanmar killed a Rohingya at the zero line of the border, the sound of gunfire is heard on the Tumbru border for three consecutive days.

Tension has been going on at the Tumbru border in Naikshyongchari for almost a month now. On the other side of the border, the people of Tumbru and Baispari areas of Ghumdhum Union are spending their days in fear due to the sound of mortar shells, bullets and various heavy weapons from Myanmar.

Several times, mortar shells fired from the mountains of Myanmar’s Rakhine state have also reached the territory of Bangladesh.

Last Friday night, a young man from the Rohingya camp was killed in a mortar shell fired by the Myanmar army at the Konarpara border in Tumbru. 5 people including Rohingya children were injured.

Earlier on the same day at noon, a Bangladeshi youth was injured in a mine explosion inside the Myanmar border at 300 meters of Pillar No. 35 of Hedmanpara.

On August 28, an unexploded mortar shell landed in Tumbru Uttarpara. On the same day, Myanmar army helicopters and warplanes were seen circling the border.

Then on September 3, two shells fired from two Myanmar warplanes and a fighting helicopter fell in Ward No. 8 area of ​​Ghumdhum Union. There were no casualties as they were unexploded. After three days, the sound of heavy weapons was heard again on that border.


The article is in Bengali

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