Thursday, August 27, 2015

Attack on BGB: Youth ‘linked to’ Arakan army held

Police today detained a youth who is allegedly linked to the Myanmar rebel group Arakan Army from Rangamati after yesterday’s attack on Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB).
The detainee, who was identified as Aung Nu Young, 25, was held from Rajasthali upazila, our Bandarban correspondent reports quoting the police.
He was detained from a house owned by one Dr Ranaiju Rakhaine, “who is directly linked to the Arakan Army”, said Wahidullah Sarker, officer-in-charge of Rajasthali Police Station.
Cameras, laptops, motorbikes, army uniforms and three horses were seized from the property, said Sarkar.
The owner of the house however, managed to flee.
Yesterday, the Arakan Army is said to have attacked Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) along Thanchi border in Bandarban, leading to a gun battle that left one trooper injured.
Platoons of army and BGB were sent as reinforcements to contain the heat at the border. Joint operations were on since last night to capture yesterday’s attackers.

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