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Bangladesh launches raid on Myanmar separatists


Bangladeshi Army soldiers Photo: Abir Abdullah/EPA

Bangladeshi Army soldiers Photo: Abir Abdullah/EPA

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 The Hindu reported on 28 August.

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 and the BGB has also asked the Myanmar Army and border force to seal their border.

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

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