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RPG recovered from Bandarban’s Naikhongchhari

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A  rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) was recovered from a paddy field in Bandarban’s Naikhongchhari upazila on Friday afternoon.

Locals said they spotted the RPG while working in paddy fields near Tumbru Paschimkul BGB camp. Later, they brought it close to the road and informed the administration, reports UNB. 

On information,  BGB personnel reached the spot and took the RPG into custody, said Abdul Mannan, officer-in-charge (OC) of Naikhongchhari Police Station.

Locals suspected that the members of Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) might have left the RPG while intruding into Bangladesh territory.

Earlier on February 5, last Monday, two people in Bangladesh died after a mortar shell reportedly fired from Myanmar landed and exploded in an under-construction site on the Bangladesh side along the Ghumdhum border.

Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) and army personnel have been taking shelter in Bangladesh amid clashes between the Myanmar military and the armed rebel group, Arakan Army.  

The number of Myanmar security forces that have taken shelter in Bangladesh so far stands at 330.

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