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Burma Army Deploys Three Battalions along Bangladesh Border

23 September 2013

Burma’s government army has sent three battalions to the country’s border with Bangladesh, according to local media. Border authorities in Bangladesh said they have been on the alert since Eleven Media reported the move, but are not alarmed by the development. “We’re watchful, but not worried about it,” Maj-Gen Aziz Ahmed, director general of Border Guard Bangladesh, told the Dhaka-based Daily Star newspaper. The Eleven Media report said that two police battalions would also be sent to help reinforce border security. Earlier this year, Burma disbanded its Bangladesh border force, known as Nasaka.