Monday, 5th December, 2022
Monday, 5th December, 2022

Minister: Bangladesh does not want war with Myanmar

Bangladesh does not want a war with Myanmar, rather wants to resolve the ongoing issues through peaceful means, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said.
However, the minister said the government would inform United Nations (UN) if Myanmar does not end the firing near the Bangladesh border.
The home minister made the statements at an event in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi Dhaka Ahsania Mission on Saturday.
He added: “Bangladesh has repeatedly warned Myanmar through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but they did not heed the warnings.”
Kamal later assured that Bangladesh would continue to do its part to warn Myanmar.
He noted: “Conflicts in their country (Myanmar) should remain within their borders. I hope Myanmar will be careful next time.”
Border Guard Bangladesh is strictly monitoring so Rohingyas cannot enter Bangladesh from Myanmar, he mentioned.
On Friday, at least one died and six other people including a Rohingya child sustained critical injuries in firing and mortar shelling from across the Myanmar border in Gumdhum of Bandarban.
The mortar shells landed in no man’s land injuring three Rohingya people in the evening. One of them, Md Iqbal, 17, succumbed to injuries, Deputy Commissioner Yasmin Parvin Tibrizi said.
Locals said that bullets landed in a thicket beside the house of one Shah Alam in Konarpara, creating panic among local people.
Earlier in the day, a Bangladeshi youth was injured in a landmine explosion along the Headmanpara border area at Tumbru.
The injured has been identified as 22-year-old Athwaing Tangchangya. He lost one of his legs in the explosion.
The incident took place at around 3:15pm on Friday near pillar No 35 of the Myanmar border.
On September 3, Myanmar helicopters intruded to within 300 to 400 yards of Bangladeshi airspace at Naikhongchhari point several times. Shells and gunshots were fired from warplanes and helicopters, local people reported.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has already summoned the Myanmar envoy to Dhaka thrice over the issue.

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