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In light of the escalating conflict in Arakan State, 179 Myanmar military border guards from the northern Maungdaw region have reportedly fled into Bangladesh. The exodus occurred on March 11 following an attack by the Arakan Army (AA) on the Aung Thaye border guard camp. According to Bangladeshi news agencies, the border guards, fearing for their safety, sought refuge in Naikhongchhari Township after crossing the Banchari border area.

The incident unfolded with 29 Myanmar military border guards fleeing at around 9 a.m., followed by an additional 150 border guards at 4:00 p.m., bringing the total number of fleeing personnel to 179.

This occurrence mirrors a similar event in early February when the AA captured a border guard station in Taungpyung village, prompting 330 immigration officials and their families to seek asylum in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh government subsequently repatriated them to Myanmar on February 15 by ship.

The continuous flow of Myanmar military personnel seeking refuge in Bangladesh underscores the severity and volatility of the situation in the region.

Rohingya Vision News