Arakan Army attack Border Guard Bangladesh patrol

27 August 2015
Arakan Army attack Border Guard Bangladesh patrol

Myanmar rebel group the Arakan Army (AA) swooped on a Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) patrol in Boro Modak area of Thanchi in Bandarban, Bangladesh, yesterday morning, leading to a gun battle that left one BGB soldier injured The Daily Star reported on 27 August.
Jakir Hossain was shot during the gunfight that started around 9:30am, said Col Waliur Rahman, sector commander of Bandarban BGB.
He was taken to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Chittagong by helicopter, sources in the BGB said, adding that he was out of danger.
A joint force of Bangladesh Army and the BGB will launch an operation today, 27 August, at the remote Thanchi border of Bandarban to flush out members of the Myanmar separatist group.
"We have requested the Myanmar Army to seal the border on their side so that they [Myanmar Army] could take action against the separatists during the drive," BGB Director General Maj Gen Aziz Ahmed told The Daily Star, adding their Myanmar counterpart assured them of all sorts of help.
On July 14, BGB personnel rescued two Myanmar soldiers abducted by the armed group. The two men were handed over to Myanmar three days later.