Bangladesh Army seize arms at Burmese Border
Another stash of arms consisting of 8 AK-47s, 8 SMGs, and 4000 rounds of bullets were discovered from two camps, which were about seven kilometres away from the border.
The arms seized were from the Bandraban
The Arakanese opposition groups
see this current Bangladeshi military campaign in the border areas as part of
the plan to clear the path for the gas pipeline from
The pipeline would yield 150 million dollars a year to
During the operation, there were some casualties from the Bangladesh Army.
According to the
Though the authority did not specify which group caused the casualties, rumours suggest that the skirmishers were from the Arakanese insurgent group called the Democratic Party of Arakan and that they were based in Roakhung Khali (Rakhaing Wa) Township, Bandraban Township.
Due to the violent clashes with the DPA forces, the local Arakanese people and the monks, who came from Arakan state, are facing great difficulties in their daily livelihood and travelling, says an Arakanese monk from the Bandraban District.
During the battle with the DPA on 27 November, the Bangladeshi armed forces had to use helicopters.#
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