Border guard troops have exchanged fire with a ‘separatist outfit’ of Myanmar near the international border in Bandarban.
Additional troops of army and the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been flown in to Thanchi Upazila’s Barha Modak area after Wednesday morning’s incident.
A BGB trooper ‘Zakir’ was injured in the shooting.
“The injured BGB member has been rescued from the spot. Additional BGB and army troops are being sent by helicopter in the area to conduct a coordinated operation against the terrorists,” BGB Director General Maj Gen Aziz Ahmed told bdnews24.com.
The firing ensued when activists of the separatists outfit attacked a BGB patrol.
Thanchi’s Remacri Union Council Chairman Maliram Tripura said the firings with Myanmar separatists ‘Arakan Army’ took place near the BGB camp at Barha Modak area.
Locals said that the BGB detained 13 horses on Wednesday, which were used to transports goods meant for the Arakan Army.
The army’s Bandarban Region Commander Brig Gen Nakib Ahmed Chowdhury however refused to provide any further details.