Myanmar pulls back troops from Bangladeshi border
Myanmar has pulled back security personnel and weapons from near a no-man’s land along Bangladesh’s southeastern frontier, as border-guard officials from both countries met Friday after Dhaka complained about a troop build-up by Naypyidaw, RFA reported. Representatives from Myanmar said during the meeting that Naypyidaw had deployed additional troops and weaponry in the area for “internal security” reasons and these “were not targeted at Bangladesh,” according to Bangladeshi officials. The meeting took place in Ghundam, in Bangladesh’s Bandarban district. Dhaka had summoned Myanmar’s ambassador the day before to lodge a diplomatic protest.