Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: Burma border security force (Nasaka) accused the Arakan Liberation Party (ALP)- a Rakhine armed groups – for the attack to GE personnel on November 7, said Lieutenant Colonel Mahabubur Rahman, the 15 BGB battalion commander, Naikonchari, Bangladesh, according to Nasaka’s letter to BGB.
“The Nasaka sent a letter to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on November 10, for the help in rescuing three GE personnel who were kidnapped on November 7, after attacking near Bandoullah camp, the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.”
“Nasaka sent this second letter again for rescuing their three GE personnel on November 9 after holding a bilateral flag meeting on November 8 between Nasaka and BGB”.
“Nasaka had sent the letter to BGB in the morning seeking BGB’s cooperation in rescuing three GE personnel of Myanmar.”
BGB personnel launched a search in some suspected areas inside Bangladesh, but were yet to trace those kidnapped Myanmar citizens, said BGB official from Naikonchari.
Nasaka said that an armed group with in black uniforms fired onto GE Personnel who were working on the fence, near Bandoullah camp on November 7, morning, leaving one dead. The group later picked up three GE personnel.
Meanwhile, a flag meeting between BGB and Nasaka was held on November 8 at Lemochari BGB outpost under Nikkongchari upon request from Nasaka.
The Burmese army arrested 17 Rakhines with arms and ammunition with this connection and kept in the Nasaka headquarters, but, the authority didn’t expose about the arrestees, according to a reliable source from Nasaka headquarters.