Bangladesh launches raid on Myanmar separatists

The joint operation by the Army and border guards aims to neutralise the rebel Arakan Army

The Bangladesh Army and the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have launched a joint operation in Bandarban hill district after a gun battle between the Arakan Army, a Myanmar rebel group, and the border guards.

Additional border guards and army troops have been flown into the area, where the separatists are illegally treading the remote forests on the border.

Director General of BGB Major General Aziz Ahmed told the media that authorities in Myanmar have been apprised of the ongoing raid.

The BGB has also asked the Myanmar Army and border force to seal their border. “The situation in the area is normal now. The combing operation to capture the separatists is on. Myanmar authorities are also firm on the issue,.

Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, who visited the Bandarban on Thursday, told journalists that the joint operation would continue to neutralise the separatist Arakan Army.

On Thursday, the BGB  detained 10 horses used to transport goods to the rebel group.

Source: The HIndu


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