Four Myanmar border police fired on from Bangladesh


Border guard police drive motorbike near the Myanmar-Bangladesh border fence in Maungdaw township, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, 07 September 2017. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Four Myanmar border police in the country’s Maungdaw township in northern Rakhine were fired upon by armed men from Bangladesh territory along the border on Sunday evening, though none of them was injured, RFA reported.

“An armed group fired from the Bangladesh side, but nobody was injured,” RFA quoted Rakhine state police officer Aung Myat Moe as saying. “We can’t say which group they are from. We heard that three armed men were arrested at a security post in Bangladesh.”

The four policemen, who were stationed at milepost No. 45 in Maungdaw township, were shot at as they returned from Aung Thabyay Police Station after collecting their salaries near Sali Taung village at milepost no. 46, said Min Aung, Rakhine state government’s spokesman person.

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