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Three more Myanmar troops flee to Bangladesh

Three members of Myanmar forces, including a member of the army and two personnel of the Border Guard Police (BGP), have fled and taken refuge in Bangladesh amid the ongoing conflict between the government troops and the armed rebel group along the international border.

They entered Bangladesh through the Tumbru frontier under Naikhongchhari upazila in Bandarban early Saturday, the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) sources said.

Bandarban Deputy Commissioner Shah Muzahid Uddin confirmed the information.

The BGB members disarmed and took them to BGB Battalion-11 headquarters in Naikhongchhari, according to the sources.

With the new members, the number of Myanmar troops has risen to 180 so far.

Earlier, on March 11, 177 BGP members, including three officers of the Myanmar Army, took shelter in Bangladesh through the Jamchari border in Bandarban. They were sheltered at BGB Government Primary School.

In February, 330 Myanmar nationals, including BGP members, army personnel, and immigration officials, crossed the border and took refuge in Bangladesh.

On 15 February, they were handed over to the BGP amid tight security.