Dhaka calls Myanmar envoy, lodges strong protest over mortar shelling
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, August 30: Bangladesh has summoned Myanmar's ambassador to Dhaka, Aung Kyaw Moe, and lodged a strong protest over the mortar shelling. Days ago two mortar shells fired from Myanmar landed in the Bandarban border in Bangladesh. A note verbale has also been given to the ambassador in this regard.
Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen shared this information while meeting the journalists at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday (August 29).
He said, "We called the ambassador of Myanmar on Monday (August 29), and lodged a strong protest through a verbal note so that such incidents do not happen again. We also condemned the incident that happened."
On Sunday (August 28) around 3 pm, two mortar shells fired from Myanmar landed in the Ghumdhum area of Bandarban, near the zero point of the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. Later that day at around 12:30 PM, the bomb expert team of Army-BGB destroyed a mortar shell. Another mortar shell was destroyed on Monday afternoon.
In an immediate response to this incident, Foreign Secretary Masud bin Momen said on Sunday that the incident of unexploded mortar shells falling on the Bangladesh border will be investigated whether it was an accident or intentional. Myanmar will be alerted if there is an accident. "Earlier, mortar shells fired from Myanmar landed near the border. We protested that time."