Bangladesh Rifles, the border security forces, carried out a three-week long campaign in a remote Bangla-Burma border area.
In this three-week campaign they have destroyesd at least four hide-outs of the Burmese rebels and captured several arms and ammunitions. The sources say that after exchange of fire between the BDR members and the rebels, the rebels eventually ran off. However, at least 20 suspected insurgents were held during the campaign.
It may be mentioned that Bangladesh and Burma have common border stretching for about 320 kilometers and the insurgents often cross the border into Bangladesh
when chased by the Burmese security forces.