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September 22, 2018

Shots fired to prevent destruction of border fence

Border fence is seen after being destroyed.  Photo: MNA
Border fence is seen after being destroyed.  Photo: MNA

Warning shots were fired to prevent destruction a border fence by some people on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
About 200 yards north of the Maungtaw Township Taungpyo (Yar) police post near a mouth of a creek, an estimated 180 ft. long border fence was damaged due to water erosion, and a temporary fence with wooden poles and barbed wire was built.
At 3:30 p.m. on 28 June, about a dozen of people from Bangladesh were seen destroying the fence and security personnel shouted warnings that drove them away.
At 6 p.m. they returned and again began destroying the temporary border fence. When the security personnel again shouted warnings, they shouted back and continued destroying the border fence by sawing the wooden poles. A police officer then fired warning shots with an MA-11 rifle that wounded a person. When the security personnel went to inspect the fence, they found four poles were damaged. The area is being kept under observation so that further incidents do not occur, according to Home Affairs Ministry.—MNA

Border fence is seen after being destroyed.  Photo: MNA
Border fence is seen after being destroyed.  Photo: MNA

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