The people of Shahpari island are terrified by the sound of gunshots and explosions


On the other side of Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf border, the Shahpari island area is shaking with the loud sound of gunfire and explosions. Heavy shelling was also seen from the country’s naval ships stationed in the Naf River.

From Wednesday (June 12) at 11:00 pm to Thursday afternoon, there were loud explosions. Still going on and on.

Mohammad Hoshain, a resident of Shahpari Island, said that from night to Thursday afternoon, explosions and heavy gunfire were coming from the Munnipara baradeil area of ​​Mangdu, Rakhine, on the other side of the island. Residents of the border area of ​​Shahpari island have been panicked by this explosion. Many have spent the whole night awake. On that day, a warship of that country was seen in Myanmar waters in Nafnadi. Shots are being fired from this ship. The loud sounds of gunfire and explosions of heavy shells could be heard intermittently even in the afternoon.

Abdus Salam, a member of Ward No. 9 of Sabrang Union, said that the sound of new gunfire inside Myanmar was coming from Shahpari Island. As a result, I did not sleep at night. Heavy explosions were heard intermittently since Thursday morning.

In this regard, Teknaf Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Adnan Chowdhury said, I have also heard about this matter. Locals reported that loud explosions were heard from inside Myanmar last night and until today (Thursday) afternoon.

On June 5, 8 and 11, Bangladeshi trawlers and speedboats bound for St. Martin and Teknaf were fired at from the Myanmar border.

Earlier, since March 3, the Arakan Army (AA), a pro-independence armed group, and other rebel groups have been engaged in a joint conflict with the country’s army inside Myanmar. In this incident, there was a tense situation on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. There is some calm in the middle, but there is renewed tension again.

Syed Alamgir, Cox’s Bazar/RH/JIM