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PM to decide on steps

Says Kamal about the firing of mortar shells

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 20 September, 2022 12:00 AM
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PM to decide on steps

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would decide on steps on the recurrent firing of mortar shells into the Bangladesh territory from Myanmar.

“Myanmar is locked in various conflicts due to their internal crisis. We don’t exactly know against whom Myanmar is fighting. What we have learnt is that Myanmar is conflict with Arakan Army.

“Some gunshots and mortar shells have landed on our territory. One died and some were injured. We think PM and Foreign Ministry will take a decision on the issue soon. We are peace-loving country. We never want anything spoiling peace.”

Home Minister came up with the response as he was talking to reporters at the 5th founding anniversary of Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU) police at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital on Monday evening.

The minister said they have already summoned the Myanmar ambassador and lodged strong protests against the firing.

Bangladesh would continue to protest, he said, adding that if needed, they would approach the United Nations.

About the entry of Rohingya, he said that not a single Rohingya would be allowed to enter the country further. 

Chaired by chief of ATU SM Ruhul Amin, also additional inspector general of police, Home Secretary Akhter Hossain, Inspector General of Police Dr Benazir Ahmed and Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Shafiqul Islam spoke, among others.