Two killed in Bangladesh as fighting rages on Myanmar border: police

Shelling and stray rounds from intensifying battles in Rakhine State severely injured civilians in Bangladeshi villages, as well as killing one Bangladeshi woman and one Rohingya man

Tumbru, Bangladesh - At least two people were killed in Bangladesh Monday after mortar shells fired from Myanmar during clashes there landed across the border, as terrified residents reported heavy fighting and medics treated several with gunshot wounds.

Parts of Myanmar near the 167-mile border with Bangladesh have seen frequent clashes since November, when anti-regime Arakan Army (AA) fighters ended a ceasefire that had largely held since Myanmar’s 2021 military coup.

Bangladeshi villagers living close to the border said they were fearful of the fighting, with aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) saying they had treated 17 people wounded in the clashes on Sunday following fighting at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.

“All the patients had gunshot wounds,” MSF said Monday. “Two were in life-threatening condition, and five were seriously injured.”

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