Myanmar’s border police fires 6 mortar shells on Bangladesh security camp

Dhaka: Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) has allegedly fired six mortar shells targeting a camp of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Bandarban.

Lieutenant Colonel Reza of 57 Alikadam Battalion of Border Guard Bangladesh said the helipad of the camp inside the remote Sangu Wildlife Sanctuary was damaged by the shelling, reports the Daily Star.

Reza said that Border Guard Bangladesh has prepared a protest letter, which will be handed over to the Myanmar border guards later in the day.

Meanwhile, additional forces of BGB have been deployed on border points and patrols have been strengthened.

Locals say that tension has been mounting on the border areas between both the nations.

On August 26, last year Myanmarese separatist group Arakan Army suddenly attacked on a BGB patrol team in Boro Modak area in Bandarban leaving two soldiers injured. (ANI)