Dhaka summons Myanmar envoy over mortar shell fire at border


The Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned the Myanmar Ambassador in Dhaka and lodged a protest over firing mortar shells in Bangladesh’s territory.

Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen said Myanmar Ambassador U Aung Kyaw Moe was summoned and a strong protect was given through a diplomatic letter.

“We asked him so that recurrence of such incidents does not happen in the future. We strongly protected this incident,” he said.

Two heavy mortar shells, reportedly fired from Myanmar, landed next to a local mosque on the Bangladesh border at Tumbru of Ghumdhum union in Naikhongchari upazila of Bandarban, causing severe panic among locals on Sunday (28 August).