Sunday, 31 May 2020

Bandarban, Bangladesh: Two members of a Burmese rebel group were detained with firearms on the Burma-Bangladesh border at Roangchari Upazila, in Bandarban district, Bangladesh, on February 18, according to our source.
They were identified as U Chin Tun (19), and Tun Oo (27). Locals said they were members of the Democratic Party of Arakan (DPA), a militant group in Burma.
 
 However, later, they confessed their involvement with the Democratic Party of Arakan. But, U Chin Tun and Tun Oo claimed that they lived at Aung Zai Para of Roangchari Upazila, according to official source. 
 
Acting on a tip-off, security forces caught them in a raid at Beng Chari Para of Roangchari Upazila under the Bandarban district.
 
Security forces also seized one sub-machine gun (SMG) with 12 rounds of bullets and one Chinese Rifle with 8 rounds of bullets from their possession.
 
They were taken to the district headquarters on February 19.  
 
On February 11, there was a conflict between Bangladeshi security forces and DPA members, near Munu Yam Para, under the Ruma Upazila of Bandarban district. In the skirmish, two DPA members were killed and one security force personnel was seriously wounded.
 
At that time, the security forces had seized 4-motar shells, one LMG, one G-3 Rifle, 3 magazines of G-3 Rifle, one Walky-Talky set, 168 rounds of bullets (in different types), blankets, some clothes and some medicines.