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Dhaka summons Myanmar ambassador amid border tensions

 Published: 15:32, 6 February 2024

Dhaka summons Myanmar ambassador amid border tensions

Bangladesh has summoned Myanmar's envoy to lodge a protest as the ongoing conflict between military forces and armed insurgents spilled across the border and resulted in casualties on Bangladeshi territory.

Ambassador U Aung Kyaw Moe met with Mainul Kabir, the director general of the foreign ministry's Myanmar wing, at the State Guest House Padma on Tuesday.
During the meeting, Kabir raised objections to the deadly shelling from across the border, which resulted in two deaths in Bandarban’s Naikhongchhari on Monday, causing panic among the local population.
Following the meeting, Bangladesh's Foreign Minister Hasan Mahmud addressed the media, expressing concern over the impact of Myanmar's internal clashes on Bangladesh. He emphasized the influx of fleeing security personnel and civilians from across the border, citing the serious consequences of the situation.
As of Tuesday morning 229 individuals including Myanmar's border guards and military personnel, have sought refuge in Bangladesh, as reported by the Border Guard Bangladesh. 

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