One killed as Hlun Htein enters Bangladesh territory

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February 6, 2017

A Bangladeshi fisherman was killed and another injured in Hlun Htein firing on the Teknaf Maungdaw border, according to reports in the Bangladesh media.

The shooting took place on the Naaf river which separates the two countries at around 6.30am.

Dhaka Tribune reports three fishermen were fishing on a small boat in the river when Hlun Htein personal entered Bangladesh waters and fired shots without any warnings. The two injured men were rushed to a local hospital with the help of other fishermen in the vicinity but one of them was declared dead by the hospital authorities.

Security forces including the Tatmadaw Yay and Hlun Htein have led regular incursions into Bangladesh territory and often shot at their fishermen.